Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$300

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.

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.

Geriatric Consultation$300

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.

Additional Appointment 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), 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 49 pounds$320
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$340
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$400
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden 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.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$150
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$225
Pets over 150 pounds will be quoted

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 by the crematory in a pet cemetery. 

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, 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.

Meet the Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Jessica

Jessica Boden, DVM

Like many other veterinarians, I originally entered veterinary medicine to help animals. Having grown up on a farm, I had a knack for working with all of our animals and often would try to nurse the sick ones back to health. I made the decision to become a veterinarian in middle school.

As I progressed through veterinary school and started my career, the desire to help animals has continued to grow in my heart. I also realized that it’s not just animals that need help, but people as well. Practicing veterinary medicine enables me to help others in a very unique and special way.
As a veterinarian, I strive to help shape and develop the human-animal bond. I do this by helping people understand what their pet is going through in a disease process and being there for them through the grieving process. Having recently lost my 15-year-old dog, I have firsthand knowledge of how important it is to receive comfort during times of loss.

I attended Texas Tech for my Animal Science degree and then Texas A&M for veterinary school. Upon graduation, I moved to central Texas to practice medicine in a small animal clinic. Recently, my husband and I made the decision to move to the DFW area to be closer to family. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my cat. I also enjoy living out my faith in Jesus, being outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with my friends. 

Dr. Sarah

Sarah Tangeman, DVM

Like many veterinarians, I have always adored animals and knew from a young age that this passion would drive my career path. As a Nebraska native, one of my most treasured childhood memories was helping my grandfather on his farm during farrowing season (the birth of piglets). Growing up, we always had family dogs as well. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to experience the unconditional love of a pet, as well as their miraculous abilities to perceive human feelings. I developed a fond appreciation of the human-animal bond through experiencing its beauty first-hand.

My desire to pursue a career in veterinary medicine not only stemmed from my eagerness to help and protect animals, but also from an inclination to honor the human-animal bond through client education and support. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and participated in a cooperative veterinary program through the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University to obtain my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

While in veterinary school, I adopted my pride and joy, Riley. He is perfect for me, and an integral part of my success (and sanity) in school. Upon graduation, I got married and moved my little family from the Midwest to northeast Dallas to practice in a small animal hospital. After settling in, we decided to expand our family and adopted a second dog, Shae, who Riley became instant friends with!

My husband and I absolutely love living in the DFW area. Together, one of our greatest thrills is traveling the world and planning our next big adventure. In my free time, I also enjoy taking my pups for walks and to the lake to swim, reading, gardening, cooking, and hosting our family and friends from all over the country.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is educating pet parents. I am constantly in awe of how strong the human-animal bond is, and wish to support that bond to the best of my abilities. Early in my career, my family in Nebraska had to make the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize one of my childhood pets. She was considered to be “my” dog (I was her primary caretaker until I went to college), so my family consulted with me throughout her final weeks and days. My biggest regret was not being able to be there when she passed peacefully; however, I learned so much about the role of being a pet parent during the end of life process through this occurrence.

This experience led me to realize that one of the most humbling and precious gifts veterinarians are afforded is the ability to end or prevent suffering via euthanasia. It also inspired me to pursue end of life care. I believe every pet deserves to be surrounded by their loving family in the most comfortable space during their last moments. My goal is to compassionately support families throughout these final stages of their pet’s life and to assist with a peaceful passing in the most beautiful way possible.

Dr. Erica

Erica Fry, DVM

Growing up, my family moved around very frequently (by the time I was a sophomore in high school, I had moved about 12 times) because my father served as an officer in the United States Army. Constantly being the “new kid” can be tough, but it certainly builds character and adaptability, which has served me well!  It also led me to foster close relationships with the constants in my life: my family and my beloved childhood cats, Zoya and Lynx. Their unconditional love and affection was a source of joy, companionship, and comfort to me. The bond I shared with my pets coupled with a major interest in biological science made being a veterinarian a natural career choice for me.  

I attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri (MIZ-ZOU!!) and graduated in 2005. Prior to joining Lap of Love, I worked in two different small animal clinics—one in northern Alabama, and the second in St. Louis, Missouri. I enjoyed many aspects of private practice, but always felt most fulfilled and helpful when I was interacting with clients, guiding them through making important health decisions for their pets, and witnessing the remarkable human-animal bond.
 
My family relocated to Texas in 2014 and shortly after we moved, we had to say goodbye to one of our cats. It was my first time experiencing pet loss from the other side and I was devastated.  Simon had been with me through most of veterinary school, meeting my husband, several moves, the introduction of new pets, and the birth of two babies. He handled it all with as much grace as his goofy personality could muster, and he was an important member of our family. But amidst my grief, I was also relieved and grateful that Simon passed away peacefully at home, under the care of a hospice veterinarian. Although I had previously provided home euthanasia, experiencing it personally flipped a switch for me; I knew that I wanted to provide the best support possible to families going through the same inevitable phase with their own pets.

I live just outside of Ft. Worth, Texas with my husband, our two young children, and our four pets, three of which are seniors. It’s a busy (and admittedly, sometimes crazy!) household but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love watching my children with our pets and am grateful that they continually demonstrate their unconditional love for us as they age with grace. I’m inspired by my pets and the many pets and people I’ve interacted with through the years. It is my goal is to fully support families and their pets by providing professional care and compassionate guidance so that their pets can also age and die with grace and dignity. 

About Jessica Boden, DVM

Like many other veterinarians, I originally entered veterinary medicine to help animals. Having grown up on a farm, I had a knack for working with all of our animals and often would try to nurse the sick ones back to health. I made the decision to become a veterinarian in middle school.

As I progressed through veterinary school and started my career, the desire to help animals has continued to grow in my heart. I also realized that it’s not just animals that need help, but people as well. Practicing veterinary medicine enables me to help others in a very unique and special way.
As a veterinarian, I strive to help shape and develop the human-animal bond. I do this by helping people understand what their pet is going through in a disease process and being there for them through the grieving process. Having recently lost my 15-year-old dog, I have firsthand knowledge of how important it is to receive comfort during times of loss.

I attended Texas Tech for my Animal Science degree and then Texas A&M for veterinary school. Upon graduation, I moved to central Texas to practice medicine in a small animal clinic. Recently, my husband and I made the decision to move to the DFW area to be closer to family. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my cat. I also enjoy living out my faith in Jesus, being outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with my friends. 

"Dr. Jessica was fantastic! Her bedside manner and demeanor made the experience so much better. We would highly recommend Dr. Jessica and Lap of Love to anyone going through the same thing we did."

David Sassano
Dallas, Texas

"Dr. Jessica was amazing. She was very caring. She was kind. We were very comfortable during this time. I would recommend her for anyone going through this."

Vanessa Stone
Dallas, Texas

"Dr. Erica was amazing during our difficult time. She was gentle and patient while answering all our questions. She loved on our kitty too while we prepared to let her go. She explained each step with grace and sorrow. After it was over, she was so kind. I loved how she handled the body by wrapping her in blankets in a beautiful basket to be taken away. We even asked her how she does this and she said that she feels like it's a gift she can give families to help their furry pets make their transition with dignity and peace. What a an angel!

I am so grateful that we allowed our cat to be at home where she loved to nap to make her trip across the rainbow bridge. While we are still so sad and feel the loss, knowing that we helped her to be free of pain at home is so comforting. I didn't have to take her to the vet were most pets feel stressed and scared. Thank you Dr. Erica from the bottoms of our heart."

Tammie Pavese
Mansfield, Texas

"Dr. Sarah was unbelievably compassionate during this whole process. She listened to our stories, hugged away our tears and treated my baby with the utmost respect. Being able to give Sassy the opportunity to be at home with us during her final moments was beautiful. This process is never easy but Dr. Sarah made it very peaceful. Thank you so much."

Jennifer Burkman
Frisco, Texas

"It’s odd to want to write a review for something like this, but I really can’t thank Dr. Tangeman enough for giving us the most peaceful and loving goodbye we could have asked for. She was so patient and kind and supportive. She walked us through each step at our own pace and we never felt pressured or rushed in any way. She was so incredibly respectful of my baby cat and the whole process- from her calming demeanor, to her tissues and reassuring hug, I couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide Turco to peace. Thank you Sarah, what you do is not easy, but you do it with such grace and professionalism, with obvious care in your heart, that you transform an impossible situation into a beautiful (if heartbreaking) farewell."

Kamryn Berard
Flower Mound, Texas

"As a veterinarian, I have had the conversation with so many grieving owners regarding this decision. However, being able to support myself through this decision, I wavered. My husband was overseas and I had to make this choice on my own. The kindness Dr. Erica showed me that day was so needed. She talked to me as a peer but understood I also needed to be helped through this process just as any grieving pet parent. I appreciate the role Lap of Love offers so much more."

Bobbi McQuown
Dallas, Texas

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (817) 263-2901

Fort Worth Animal Emergency Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (469) 919-8248

Diane Pomerance, PhD

  (817) 731-3734

Metro West Emergency Veterinary Center, Fort Worth

  (817) 410-2273

Animal Emegency Hospital of North Texas, Grapevine

  (972) 820-7099

Center for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care

  (214) 547-9900

Emergency Animal Hospital of Collin County

  (469) 287-6767

Frisco Emergency Pet Care

  (972) 323-1310

North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, including all or parts of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton Counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“With a heavy heart, we wanted to let you know that earlier today, Aussie strutted across the Rainbow Bridge. Aussie has been my sidekick for the last 13 years, through life’s highs and lows. While struggling with coming out, Aussie always provided unconditional love and support.

Aussie…you are now free of cancer and can run with the rest ...
David Sassano
April 15, 2019
“Hey Greyson! You were the best kitty this girl could ask for. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. You went through so many life transitions with me. You were always there, ready to cuddle and listen. Some of our favorite memories of you are you claiming your space when I met my husband, trying to coax you to come inside at night, stealing ...
Vanessa Stone
April 7, 2019
“It has taken me almost a month to write this. Not a day goes by that I don’t think multiple times a day about my sweet girl! She grew up with my boys, moved to three different states with us and knew the right moment to make me smile or just snuggle. We knew her time was coming but held out hope that we would have more time. She wasn’t even the ...
Jennifer Burkman
April 2, 2019
“I miss you more each day, the house is so quiet, I trust you are happier and living on as you did every day for me.”
Bobbi McQuown
April 1, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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. 

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6387 Camp Bowie Blvd, B-405
Ft. Worth TX 76116

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