Vancouver & Surrounding Areas

  (360) 244-4092

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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.

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 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 49 pounds$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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. Amanda

Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

About Amanda Gordon

When I was in kindergarten, I said I wanted to become President of the United States so I could “keep animals off the streets”. Little did I know then that I would become a veterinarian! I toyed with a few potential careers during my undergraduate education at Portland State University, including being a police officer, criminologist or human physician. I eventually circled back to my original passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Pre-Veterinary focus. In 2017, I graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

After graduation, I completed my Master of Science degree in Veterinary Forensics while working in a companion animal general practice. Although general practice developed my medical and surgical skills, I felt disconnected from my primary purpose as a veterinarian – advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves and celebrating the human-animal bond. I transitioned into shelter medicine and worked for two shelters prior to joining the Lap of Love family, where I feel like I can finally fulfill my purpose to the fullest!

Having lost my dog, Andre, at a time when I could not physically be present with him, I understand the heartbreak and fear of losing our pets unexpectedly or in an uncomfortable setting. I am so thankful that, with Lap of Love, I can guide families through this stage of their pet’s life and journey and, when the time comes, provide the passing I wish I could have provided for Andre. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Tundra and Sprocket, and my pug, Dizzy. I also enjoy outdoor activities, reading, attending concerts and playing various musical instruments.

"Dr. Amanda Gordon was awesome during this very stressful and sad time. She is fantastic - compassionate - she kind of feels like family. I can't recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Gordan enough.

I miss my Wally so much - it is still not quite real to me. I know he was suffering and I did the right thing. Dr. Gordon comforted me and my family. Thank you - Diane"

Diane Stern
Camas, Washington

"My experience with Lap of Love, Dr Amanda, was peaceful and positive. There was zero additional stress on my pet. I will use them again."


Beaverton, Oregon

"This was my first pet I had to put down. The entire process, from calling them to getting my Chester’s ashes back was exceptional. When I called, the operator was so caring and patient. I think they had availability the same day, but I needed more time. Dr. Amanda came out the next day. She was so kind, understanding, respectful and patient. The entire process was explained, and Chester was finally at piece. I have his ashes in a gorgeous wooden box, Dr. Amanda made paw prints and took a fur clipping keepsake. The entire process was so therapeutic. I will always use this company in the future. Bless them! This is a very needed service."


Sherwood, Oregon

"My husband and I couldn't have asked for someone as kind, gentle and knowledgeable, to guide us through the Euthanasia process with our beloved, Max. Dr. Gordon came to our home at a moments notice and provided our family the care and comfort necessary to make this transition as peaceful as possible. We can't say enough how appreciative we are to have given Max a dignified passing in his safe, space at home. It is with deep gratitude to Dr. Gordon for making this possible."

Primavera Burnham
Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Amanda was so incredibly empathetic and kind. Her ability to allow me to grieve in my own way, to explain exactly what was going to happen and her patience with my other dog was amazing. Her constant validation at how difficult a decision it is to let a precious family member who is struggling go was very important. Every moment was made to feel poignant and meaningful."

Jami Blanchard
Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Gordon was wonderful. She was such a great comfort during a very

upsetting time. She treated me and my sweet 19 year-old cat, “Spunky,” with such love, care, and respect. Spunky was able to be in the comfort of her own home, and I was able to be a blubbering mess in private. I am so grateful to Dr. Gordon for doing this work and making a sad situation more manageable."

Emily York
Portland, Oregon

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (360) 694-3007

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver

  (503) 234-2061

Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program- Portland

  (360) 253-5446

St. Francis Animal Hospital - Vancouver

  (360) 696-5100

Hope Bereavement Services, The Animal Grief Support Group (TAGS) - Vancouver

  (503) 255-8139

VCA Southeast Portland Animal Hospital - Portland

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
“My sweet Wally. I already miss him so much. I am in a bit of denial that he is no longer with me. Dr. Gordon was wonderful and helped us know that this is the right thing to do. He was suffering. He has been part of the family for 16 years. I won't ever have another dog quite like him. I am so grateful that I had him.”
Diane Stern
January 12, 2021
“Mulligan will be missed, he has left a huge hole in our hearts.”
Lani Molinares
December 12, 2020
“Never Truly Gone

You are never truly gone when you leave an imprint on my heart

The love you gave us will never go away

The memories of you remain

In cozy snuggles in your favorite blankets, to the cute grizzly sounds of your snores

The wag of your tail when your favorite people come home

And the look of excitement you get ...
Michelle Covas
November 26, 2020
“Ryder you will forever be in all our hearts. You were loved by all our family and friends and you loved us. Your legacy will live on through Everest and her future puppies and we will see you again some day”
Kayleen Taylor
November 7, 2020
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 3152
Vancouver, Washington 98668

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