PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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.

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.

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 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 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$295
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$350

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely flower box wooden urn with a laser engraving directly on the urn. It will be returned to your primary care veterinarian or mailed to you within two weeks. 

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$195
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
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 additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

AVAILABILITY

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6am - 10pm. 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. Allison

Allison Bergin

From a very young age, I always knew I wanted to have a career helping animals. My family farm always had a plethora of pets which included cats, dogs, geese, cattle, and a horse. I knew I wanted to help pets with end-of-life care after my dad's beloved Tucker passed away. Tucker was a German Shepherd who was the ultimate farm dog. Everywhere my dad went, Tucker was close behind. From feeding the cattle to mowing the lawn to splitting wood, Tucker was always there to supervise. As Tucker aged, his hip dysplasia and arthritis began to slow him down more and more. One day, my dad knew it was Tucker's time. Our local veterinarian was able to come out and help Tucker pass peacefully and respectfully at home under his favorite shade tree. My dad still talks about how thankful and appreciative he is that someone was able to come out and help Tucker pass at home where he was happiest.

As I got older, I wanted to merge my love for animals and biology into a career. I went on to study biology and chemistry at Sweet Briar College in Virginia before starting veterinary school at the University of Illinois. After graduating from veterinary school, I worked in a rural, mixed animal practice with emergency hours. There, I was able to help families and their pets at every stage of life and discovered my passion for end-of-life care. While there, multiple families requested an in-home appointment for their pet's passing and I was able to witness firsthand how much more comfortable it was for the pet and their caregivers. My goal as a Lap of Love Veterinarian is to help pets pass gracefully, painlessly, and with dignity.

About Allison Bergin

From a very young age, I always knew I wanted to have a career helping animals. My family farm always had a plethora of pets which included cats, dogs, geese, cattle, and a horse. I knew I wanted to help pets with end-of-life care after my dad's beloved Tucker passed away. Tucker was a German Shepherd who was the ultimate farm dog. Everywhere my dad went, Tucker was close behind. From feeding the cattle to mowing the lawn to splitting wood, Tucker was always there to supervise. As Tucker aged, his hip dysplasia and arthritis began to slow him down more and more. One day, my dad knew it was Tucker's time. Our local veterinarian was able to come out and help Tucker pass peacefully and respectfully at home under his favorite shade tree. My dad still talks about how thankful and appreciative he is that someone was able to come out and help Tucker pass at home where he was happiest.

As I got older, I wanted to merge my love for animals and biology into a career. I went on to study biology and chemistry at Sweet Briar College in Virginia before starting veterinary school at the University of Illinois. After graduating from veterinary school, I worked in a rural, mixed animal practice with emergency hours. There, I was able to help families and their pets at every stage of life and discovered my passion for end-of-life care. While there, multiple families requested an in-home appointment for their pet's passing and I was able to witness firsthand how much more comfortable it was for the pet and their caregivers. My goal as a Lap of Love Veterinarian is to help pets pass gracefully, painlessly, and with dignity.

"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this service. Dr. Allison is very kind and compassionate. She made a difficult time easier for us and showed great care for our baby girl. Thank you Dr. Allison."


Waukesha, Wisconsin

"Dr Bergin was absolutely wonderful and professional in assisting us during this hard time. She helped us understand the process and was very comforting. We are so grateful that she was able to come to our home to help send off our little angel in a loving and comfortable environment at home. She is one of the best and I would recommend her to anyone who is facing this tough decision."

Nicole Grochowski
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

"Dr. Bergin made the passing of our beloved fur baby so peaceful, and stressfree for her.. she was able to pass in the place she lived her life, and in her favorite spot.. I would highly recommend Dr Bergin to anyone.. thank you again."

Susie W
West Bend, Wi, Wisconsin

"I can't tell you how much we appreciated Lap of Love and Dr Allison. The care she provided for Kayley's passing was everything we needed at such a sad and difficult time. Truly has been heartbreaking. My husband and I appreciated all the compassion and kindness towards our KayleyTzu and us that everyone at Lap of Love showed us."

Marjie Snyder
Richfield, Wisconsin

"Dr. Bergin was AMAZING and so compassionate. This is an amazing service that brought us such comfort to be in our own home. She was exceptional."

Stacy & Patrick Hanks
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Thank You for the help and comfort you gave!"


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (414) 540-6710

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists

  (414) 540-6710

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists Grief Counseling

  (262) 542-3241

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

  (262) 780 1020

Red Oak Counseling @ WVRC

  (414) 543-7387

Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

  (414) 586-8383

Horizon Grief Resource Center

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Milwaukee area, including Milwaukee County and some parts of Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee based on your location. Please call for more information.

Pet Memorials
“Oh my Roxy.. you and Gigi (12/30/2004-4/3/2017) were the light of my life. I will miss you both for the rest of my life. From when you were 8 weeks old, and I held you in the palm of my hand...until I held your paw almost 16 years later as you took your last breath. You made my life complete. Until we meet again. My sweet angels♡”
Susie W
March 4, 2020
“Kayley our 17 1/2 year old Shit tzu Poodle was a dog's mom and dad's dream. She was full of love, a good dog who didn't know she was a dog. She was one of the family. Truly our favorite Hello and our hardest Goodbye.”
Marjie Snyder
March 4, 2020
“Our little Spikey treasure was put to rest on Friday and we couldn't be more broken hearted. Little man, you were the best Potato ever and you will always be in our hearts. We loved you so much and you brought us so much joy. Please enjoy our little song we sang for you:
Little Buddy, thats you. Little Buddy, its true. You live in an igloo. ...
Stacy & Patrick Hanks
February 22, 2020
“She was a gift from above. She walked into our backyard in September of 2005. It was an honor to have her part of our family. She understood every word we said, and our thoughts and feelings. Our animal family members are misunderstood. I am very sorry I could not have helped her more! She is now with Our Lord and Family and Friends ...
February 18, 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
P.O. Box 240593
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

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