PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours when arranged (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

OTHER SPECIES

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

PRIVATE CREMATION
Pets up to 74 pounds$250
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$340
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$390

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you for an additional fee.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 74 pounds$160
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$180
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered on private property. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If no additional help is available from friends or family to move your pet, please let our team know so that we can schedule appropriately.  The most important thing is that your loved one does not suffer, arrangements for assistance with cremation can be made at a later time. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 5am - 8pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.

Meet the Doctor

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Casey

Casey Choate

As a child, growing up in Bellevue, WA, my dream was to become a veterinarian. I always had an inherent, deep compassion for animals. When I was in second grade, I volunteered to take home the one-legged chick from the brood another class was raising. Not a single student wanted it and the other chicks were mean to it. In my eyes, there seemed to be an obvious solution. Much to my parent’s dismay, we successfully raised a chicken! I’m proud to say, my parents experienced several other episodes like this from me throughout my childhood. If nothing else, it certainly kept their life interesting!

Although I could never deny my love for animals, my path wavered when I started college. I ended up graduating with an undergraduate degree in Equine Business and Management from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. My goal was to become a breeding farm manager, however, other opportunities afforded me the ability to relocate to California to work with high-school aged autistic students.

I later moved back to Bellevue, where I decided to revive my childhood dream. I first went to work as a vet assistant and within a few months announced to my family that I was going back to school to become a veterinarian. They were not surprised at all; in fact, they knew it was only a matter of time. I completed the necessary prerequisites at Washington State University and advanced into their Veterinary Medicine program thereafter. Although those 4 years of vet school were some of the toughest years of my life, they were also the most rewarding, as I knew I was finally where I was supposed to be.

Upon graduating, I worked in a couple different small animal practices where I found the greatest fulfillment in helping with senior and hospice care, as well as guiding families through the process of saying goodbye to their beloved pets. When I discovered Lap of Love, it was clear that my calling was to become a hospice veterinarian.

Today, I am the parent of a lively little Chihuahua, Little Man, a Toy Poodle, Champ, and a long-haired cat, Nigel, with hopes of adding a pug to the family someday soon! I spend my free time reading, writing, with family, and riding my quarter horse, Libby, in dressage. 

About Casey Choate

As a child, growing up in Bellevue, WA, my dream was to become a veterinarian. I always had an inherent, deep compassion for animals. When I was in second grade, I volunteered to take home the one-legged chick from the brood another class was raising. Not a single student wanted it and the other chicks were mean to it. In my eyes, there seemed to be an obvious solution. Much to my parent’s dismay, we successfully raised a chicken! I’m proud to say, my parents experienced several other episodes like this from me throughout my childhood. If nothing else, it certainly kept their life interesting!

Although I could never deny my love for animals, my path wavered when I started college. I ended up graduating with an undergraduate degree in Equine Business and Management from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. My goal was to become a breeding farm manager, however, other opportunities afforded me the ability to relocate to California to work with high-school aged autistic students.

I later moved back to Bellevue, where I decided to revive my childhood dream. I first went to work as a vet assistant and within a few months announced to my family that I was going back to school to become a veterinarian. They were not surprised at all; in fact, they knew it was only a matter of time. I completed the necessary prerequisites at Washington State University and advanced into their Veterinary Medicine program thereafter. Although those 4 years of vet school were some of the toughest years of my life, they were also the most rewarding, as I knew I was finally where I was supposed to be.

Upon graduating, I worked in a couple different small animal practices where I found the greatest fulfillment in helping with senior and hospice care, as well as guiding families through the process of saying goodbye to their beloved pets. When I discovered Lap of Love, it was clear that my calling was to become a hospice veterinarian.

Today, I am the parent of a lively little Chihuahua, Little Man, a Toy Poodle, Champ, and a long-haired cat, Nigel, with hopes of adding a pug to the family someday soon! I spend my free time reading, writing, with family, and riding my quarter horse, Libby, in dressage. 

"She was a pro. Caring and understanding when I could not form a coherent thought. She walked me through it and gave me my time with my baby. Making sure Kidden was safe and comfortable as she passed was all I wanted and Doctor Choate did just that. Thank you"

Ruth Romey
Vancouver, Washington

"Kidden was part of the family for 12 years. She was my companion and mama cat in my home. When her time came, Lap of Love staff was amazing , listening to me cry and letting me know it was okay. Doctor Casey Choate came to our home and helped Kidden pass in the comfort of her own home and with no more pain. Thank you to all at Lap of Love for the compassion."

Ruth Romey
Vancouver, Washington

"I don't know how to describe in words how amazing Dr. Choate was in helping us in Buddha's final time with us. If l ever have to go through that situation again l hope she is around to help with it again."

John Plausky
Vancouver, Washington, Washington

"Dr. Choate showed so much kindness to me and Dooley. I was very grateful for her presence, her calm help, her explanation of the procedure. She was our grace in our time of need. Thank you, Dr. Choate./\"

Nancy Fleming
Vancouver, Washington

"Dr. Choate was so kind and made this very difficult time for us so much better. She explained everything as she was doing it and allowed us the time we needed to be with our cat. Having the option of someone coming to our home instead of having to take our cat to a vet was so comforting. It took additional stress out of the situation. Thank you Dr. Choate, for your compassion and gentle approach. Thank you Lap of Love for being an option for us."

Kelly Power
Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Casey Choate made this extremely difficult decision and process so much easier on myself and my family, and even Zenna. There aren’t words for to me find to explain how easy and comfortable she made this for all of us. Dr. Choate, if you’re reading this, Thank you! Our hearts are broken but you helped make it easier for me. Thank you again and I will be recommending you to anyone who finds themselves in this tough situation.

Rikki"

Rikki Cook
Vancouver, Washington

SERVICE AREA
Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Vancouver area, including areas in and around Portland. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Kidden, you were always there to love me and keep me on track in life. You were a wonderful big sister and the best companion kitty anyone could ask for. I miss your chatter box talk waking me every morning and beautiful purrs to put me at ease and help me sleep at night. My world was a better place with you in it and you showed me true ...
Ruth Romey
October 2, 2019
“We had to say goodbye to our boy Buddha on 8/28/19 after a week or so of him being ill. We were hoping he would pull out of it but he just got worse. He is being cremated and l am getting his name tattooed on my chest with some of his ashes mixed into the ink so even though he is not able to be in my life anymore he will be in me. Love ya Buddha ...
John Plausky
August 29, 2019
“Dearest Dooley, I love you so very much. I will miss your quirky nature and the way we learned to communicate with each other. I smile at the thought of you running with the other dogs, having a carefree time. I’m so grateful you are no longer in pain. I hope you rest at the feet of an angel who rubs your rump with her feet! I know you like that. ...
Nancy Fleming
July 29, 2019
“My Zenna Girl was the best dog a girl could have ever asked for. She filled a huge void in my heart for and gave me the best 15 years of her wonderful life. There are no words that can explain the love I have for this girl. And there are no words to describe how much I miss her already. My heart is broken 💔. I would give anything to have her ...
Rikki Cook
April 20, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 820754
Vancouver, Washington 98682

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