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

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.

"My family is so grateful for your help with her final care. You made a difficult day for my family easier with your kindness and professionalism. Being able to help her transition in the comfort of our home was truly a blessing, again thank you."

Phillip Worden
Beaverton, Oregon

"The Lap of Love staff were incredibly professional, warm and caring every step of the way. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We really appreciated Dr Gordon being in our home and couldn't imagine experiencing the loss of our pup any other way. Dr Gordon's approach was simply amazing. Thank you!"

Andrea Parker
Battle Ground, Washington

"Doctor Amanda was so good with our Pearl. She was compassionate, patient and made this most difficult process easier with her kindness. It is such a comfort to be able to say goodbye to a beloved family member at home. Pearl was a wonderful dog who brought us so much joy and it was good to be able to know she went peacefully without fear or pain. We will always be grateful to Dr. Amanda for the care and love she showed our girl."

Gwynn Goodner
Vancouver, Washington

"It took me a couple months to be able to share because I miss my buddy ED. so much, and to be honest it is still hard to talk about. But I feel I am ready to share with you my family’s experience with Lap of Love & Dr. Amanda Gordon! What a true blessing Dr. Amanda was to us. E.D. was 16 years old with congestive heart failure. She came into our home with a caring heart. She was gentle and kind and gave us plenty of time to go through the process of saying goodbye to our beloved family member. She explained the process in detail and was with us throughout the entire process. A true professional but with such a compassionate heart. We received a footprint and a lock of hair as well. The next day she even checked in on us to see how we were doing. I HIGHLY recommend Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and Dr. Amanda. I will from here on out always use the wonderful services of Lap of Love instead of a cold sterile vet office. Thanks for making the worst time for our family a little easier. Tammy Gilstrap"

Tammy Gilstrap
Camas, Washington

"Dr. Amanda was wonderful. She created a warm, peaceful environment that made saying goodbye to my cat Boots much easier. She was interactive with my other cat, who was curious about everything going on. Dr. Amanda explained everything about the process clearly and answered any questions I had. She listened to my stories of Boots throughout the procedure. I can't express enough how amazing Dr. Amanda was. I highly recommend her."

Allyssa Myers
Yacolt, Washington

"Our girl, Kyra was losing her battle with cancer so we made the difficult decision to say our goodbyes in this life. Dr Amanda was so patient and loving towards Kyra when she arrived. Dr Amanda explained the process and was amazing at working around us so we could be as close to Kyra as possible. She made us all feel comfortable and was compassionate from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend Dr Amanda at anyone seeking in-home euthanasia for their beloveds. She made everything so peaceful; it's exactly what we needed. Even during this strange time, Lap of Love still provided a very professional in-person service, while observing COVID-19 protocols. I can't thank Dr Amanda enough for choosing such a heartbreaking career path so that our girl and many others could find some comfort."

Lauran Hunter
Troutdale, 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
“Missing You Toshie,
we are completely lost, heartbroken, and deeply grieving... how do we begin the day without you, you were our morning, afternoon, evening... you were our joy and dreams of tomorrow... your life, spirit and love were the heart pumping through our home... Tosh, it's silent, cold and empty without you here… we'll try to carry ...
Kathy and Mike Hodgson
August 9, 2020
“Simply The Best 💜 ♥️ ❤️ We had to say so long, but never goodbye to our beloved Copper 💔 He was a Beautiful & Shining Soul that we were blessed to have in our lives. Thank you Copper for making us better people & giving us the most cherished relationship we ever had 😊 You will live in our hearts forever. We Love & Miss You Dearly💔 ...
Bill & Gigi Brand
August 5, 2020
“Traveler was the most loyal dog I have ever met, he never left my side. If I was sleeping, he insisted on sleeping on my head, if I was in the bathroom then he was too, and if I took a nap on my favorite swing outside then he was up there with me as my look out. He has the most adorable snaggletooth grin, and if you were lucky enough to see it ...
Mikayla Ballard
July 10, 2020
“This is an anonymous poem that pretty much captures Molly's loving nature. Even now, every day, we feel she is with us.

A good dog never dies, she always stays,
She walks beside you on hot mid-summer days,
When goldenrod and buttercups fill the fields and
Autumn's drawing near
Her head within our hand in her old sweet way.”
Susan Atwater
June 23, 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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