PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

HOLIDAYS

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

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.

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. 

"Dr. Casey has a very gentle and kind approach and bedside manner, and helped to make the transition for our Molly as gentle and loving and comfortable as possible, for me and my husband, and most importantly, for our sweet pup.

We had read the FAQs on the website prior to our appointment, and so knew what to expect as far as the procedure, and Dr. Casey was very good about taking her time to explain what was going to happen, what to expect, and give us the time in between each step to cuddle and comfort Molly, and ensure a painless and peaceful transition for her.

We appreciate her bedside manner and obvious care for Molly and us, and that she allowed us to take the time we needed between each step, in order to ensure we had as much closure and comfort as possible. I love the little clay pawprint impression that was made, and felt that the whole process was imbued with as much dignity and care as we could've hoped for.

If we ever have another pet in the future, we will only go this route if our pet requires hospice or transitioning care.

Thank you Dr. Casey, and to Cindy, who helped schedule the appointment. I was a crying, emotional wreck, and she was very compassionate and caring, helping me to get through the call, prior to Dr. Casey's visit."

Mika Yoshida
VANCOUVER, Washington

"Dr. Casey helped Abby peacefully pass and helped me and my family through this tough time of letting go a piece of our family. Dr. Casey was amazing! I highly recommend lap of love! Thank you Dr. Casey!"

Jamie Weil
Eagle creek, Washington

"Dr Choate helped Tucker pass with tenderness and compassion and made the home visit the best choice we made both for Tucker and ourselves."

Julie Stranburg
Beaverton, Washington

"Thank you so much, I cannot express how comforting it was that we were able to give Kira a peaceful goodbye with your help.

You were so great at such a difficult time for us.

Thank you for all that you do, I know I cannot be the easy."

Ashley Ingram
Portland, Oregon

"HI Dr. Casey,

This past few days have been very difficult without Lili. I come home and don't hear her barking greeting me and telling me she is eager to see me. She house is quiet and somewhat lonely without her, who would've thought a doggie could have left so much emptiness. I also see how sad Cookie is without her friend, Cookie looks for Lili in the back yard and I know she feels lonely and misses Lili a lot too. I wonder how Cookie feels like or what she does all day while I'm at work and it breaks my heart knowing she is also suffering Lili's departure.

I want to let you know how much I appreciate the care you provided us, you allow me to take the time I needed to let Lili go peacefully. I feel like you were Lili's vet of long time and feel reassured Lili was being care for until her very last breath.

Thank you so much for the sympathy card and the poem, the poem is beautiful and speaks the truth of how I feel about my fury child. I'm grateful for all the years I was blessed to have Lili and I know this time of sadness will eventually pass and Cookie and I will be whole again.

Kindly,

Lolis, Eric and Cookie."

Lolis Rocha
Vancouver, Washington

"I don't think they could have done a better job; from the first phone call until Dr, Casey arrived at the house everyone was helpful, nice, and compassionate. I appreciated how the process was designed be as stress-less as possible for my family. I also appreciate that Dr. Casey told us what she was doing and what to expect, and then let us know that little Milo had passed."

Michael Hullender
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
“Abby was a great hound dog, she worked cats and bears early in her life with her first owner. My husband got her when she was around 2 years old with the intention of continuing to run her. After awhile Abby turned into a porch hound. I came in the picture 9 years ago when I met my now husband. Abby was such a character back then! She reminded ...
Jamie Weil
December 29, 2019
“I miss stepping over you in the kitchen, trying to get my covers back at night , and just always being able to reach down and find your soft fur under my hand.”
Julie Stranburg
December 27, 2019
“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
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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