Phoenix & Surrounding Areas
Dr. Jordan will be unavailable from May 24th - 28th. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.
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), aggressive pets, and some exotic 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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely cedar urn with an engraved nameplate 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.
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 a private farm with no visitation.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
I grew up in a little house in Phoenix where animals were part of the family. I went to college at Arizona State University for my undergraduate degree in Biology and attended the University of Florida for veterinary school. After five years in Florida, I'm happy to be back home in the valley! When I'm not working, you can find me with my four fur-kids. I enjoy hiking, yoga, Mexican food, good conversation and the occasional Netflix binge.
I was drawn to this job because of my personal experience with the loss of my childhood pets. My first dog, Schatzi was a surprise gift for my 5th birthday. We shared 17 beautiful years together and Schatzi unexpectedly passed while I was away from home during college. Years later, I still find myself thinking about that day and wishing that I could have been holding her in my arms when she left this earth. Every pet deserves to feel safe and be surrounded by love when it’s their time to go.
Although every appointment experience is as unique as my patient, I strive daily to provide the best possible experience for both my patients and their pet parents. I am honored by those who invite me into their homes and allow me to help their beloved family member on such a difficult day.
Jordy Merrifield, DVM
"Dr. Jordy was truly wonderful. She made one of the saddest, hardest times in my life more bearable. She explained everything to me, sat with me, cried with me. She sat in Moose's bed with me during the process. I don't know how she does it, but thankfully for me and Moose, she does. I can't thank you enough for everything. Big hug from the Justice family!"
Cheryl JusticePeoria, Arizona
"I cannot stress to my friends and family enough how amazing Dr. Jordy is. She walked in our front door and was immediately sitting on the floor with me and my Duncan. Her compassion for what she does is remarkable. She was the difference between an utterly terrifying time and time spent with Duncan calmly in my arms helping take all his pain away. Our family owes her so much for helping us in our lowest time. What an angel she is to families all across the valley. Thank you so much, Dr. Jordy! Your love and compassion was felt from the moment you walked in our door until you left. ❤️"
Jessi LivingstonPhoenix, Arizona
"Dr. Jordy was an absolute blessing. I called, thinking that we weren't quite ready to put my little Stanley pug down, but I was so glad that I called Lap of Love. Dr. Jordy did the full assessment. We realized it was worse than we had thought - than we had hoped. Something was pressing on his brain. One pupil was dilated, the other a pin point. He was so lethargic. It was time. She was so patient, waiting for my older son to get to the house, and waiting for us to reach my husband who was traveling for work overseas. She said, "You take all the time you need. I do not have to be anywhere else." I cannot tell you how angst ridden this decision was but how right it felt, at the same time. The days that would come would be a bit empty and sad, but I honestly took comfort in the fact that I feel like we did right by Stanley. More than anything else, we did not want him to suffer. And the vets office upset him so much. Thank you Dr. Jordy. Thank you Lap of Love. Bless you all! I am so glad you are out there for those of us who want to love our pets until the very end and make sure they go in the most comforting of environments. (Stanley is my fawn pug, boy. His sister, Lexi, missed him very much.)
Love, Marcy LaRont (mom of Stanley, they pug)"
Marcy LaRontChandler, Arizona
"Amazing- this situation was terrible, every part of last week was terrible, every conversation I had to have with my children, the vet, my husband, it was all terrible. Friday came and I knew without a doubt that as much as I wanted my week to turn around it just was not going to happen and Mr. Beefcake was done and I needed to let him go. I cant remember anything being as hard as this decision. Dr. Merrifield took time with our dog, she made the process as easy as possible and was extremely empathetic. She made time for us with a same day appointment and I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone who finds themselves in a situation where you need to say goodbye......Gosh I miss my dog soooooo much but at the same time thank you sooooo much for all you did."
Pascale LeePhoenix, Arizona
"I contacted Lap of Love in the morning. I was able to schedule a visit that day. My 15 year old dogs, Payton, had been getting worse. My appointment was with Doc Jordy. She explained everything to me. It was going to be a difficult road to try to ease comfort and mobility. My dog also had kidney and liver issues. She explored all of my options. She was great. Very informative and very sympathetic to my situation. after the procedure was completed, she took care of everything. She helped me through one of the most difficult days of my life. I highly recommend Doc Jordy!"
Ukio HowellPhoenix, Arizona
"While we will never know how our sweet Shelby started her life, she had the best end of life with us. Unfortunately, our time was limited and we made the extremely difficult decision to let Shelby move on to heaven. I thank Dr. Jordy, who was not only concerned for Shelby's deteriorating health, but went out of her way to comfort us as well. Not being a stranger to saying good-bye to a beloved fur-baby, after experiencing the care and dedication brought into our home by Dr. Jordy, we will never allow any other fur-babies to move on in any other way. Our Shelby left this earth knowing she was loved and her family was with her until the end. Dr. Jordy even carefully tucked Shelby's favorite toy into the stretcher with her, so, Shelby did not have to move on alone. We miss you dearly Shelby, and our grateful to Dr. Jordy for taking care of all of us."
Shelby RickenChandler, Arizona
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
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Pet Loss Support Group Phoenix Companion Animal Association of AZ
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, West Valley/Peoria
Deer Valley Counseling Pet Loss Counseling
VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of AZ, East Valley/Mesa
Pets Unlimited Grief Support (P.U.G.S.)
VCA Paradise Valley Emergency Animal Hospital
Paws Bereavement, Pet Grief TherapyDennily Lerner, LCSW
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Phoenix area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be an additional drive fee of $50-$75 depending on your location. Please call for more information.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LovePO Box 84562Phoenix, AZ 85071