Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$240
Evening and Weekends$290

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$240
Evening and Weekends$290

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$240
Evening and Weekends$290

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
For all pets regardless of size$310

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematorium, and then your pet's ashes are hand delivered back to your family in an engraved wooden urn the day after the appointment.  Please speak to the veterinarian directly for more information.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 99 pounds$90
Pets 100 pounds or more$150

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 buried at a pet memorial park. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

Availability

Lap of Love veterinarians do their best to assist families when needed. Availability will vary with location, time of day, and prior commitments. Dr. Courtney is available from Monday-Friday 9AM to 8PM. Dr. Courtney is available by phone and for appointments on both Saturdays and Sundays.  Weekend hours will vary. 

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

Courtney Brookens Graham, DVM

I grew up in a dog and cat-loving family in Metamora, Michigan.  After graduating from high school, I attended Michigan State University for both my undergraduate and veterinary medicine degree, which I attained in 2000.  I have been practicing in the Rochester area for nearly my entire veterinary career.  My husband and I, along with our son and daughter, share our home with a mischievous little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chief, and our "misunderstood" cat, Sarah.

During my last year of veterinary school, I adopted a tiny little black kitten, who had been found on the streets of Lansing and brought to the veterinary teaching hospital at MSU.  I named him Simon, and he quickly ingrained himself into my life, growing up to be a big handsome boy.  He was there for me through thick and thin, from vet school graduation to meeting my husband, getting married, and having my two beautiful children.  He never once complained about the new dog, the new cat, having to move, or the babies that would pull at his fur.  His love was unconditional.  When I realized that his time on this earth was nearing its conclusion, I knew that he would want to be at home with me.  Even though it was extremely heartbreaking, I performed his euthanasia at home, and I knew that this was the final act of love that I could give to my Simon.

I feel there is no greater gift that I can give to my clients than a peaceful goodbye for their beloved pet.  I am honored to be able to offer in-home hospice and euthanasia services.  By allowing my patients to remain in the comfort of their homes and with their families around them, I can help to ensure a calm and pain free transition when their time here is at an end.  The death of a pet is devastating, but I pledge to treat your pet with as much care as I would my own.

Dr. Courtney is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as a member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.

"Dr. Courtney Graham was empathetic sensitive respectful and compassionate gentle and patient it was a blessing to have her undertake the most difficult task that a pet owner has to face she made us feel at ease and comfortable with the whole process she treated the whole process in a dignified and respectful way I would recommend her to anyone facing this difficult decision whole heartedly."

Fran Bachmann
Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan

"Dr. Graham was wonderful, respectful, and so understanding at such a difficult time. She was in no hurry, took her time with us and eager to hear about our life with Pookie. She was gentle and calm with our little girl, and made something so devastating to us easier to handle in the comfort of our home. I cannot say enough nice things about Dr. Graham, and completely recommend her to anything having to go thru this with their beloved pet."

Christine Stephenson
Shelby Township, Michigan

"With heartfelt gratitude I want to thank Dr. Graham for showing us love and compassion at the end of

Penny's life and giving her a peaceful home-going to heaven on December 15, 2016. Penny's birthdate was May 25,2002 from that day forward my life was blessed and my heart was complete.

Dr. Courtney gave us comfort during the most difficult and emotional time of having to say

goodbye to my precious baby girl. Penny has been my heartbeat, life and world. She has been my joy, peace, comfort and given me unconditional love as I gave her. Penny is Mama's Girl...I miss her deeply Always by my sideForever in my heart My heart has been broken and it's been hard to start a day without her.

Dr. Courtney has been so wonderful to send us a beautiful card and emails expressing thoughts of comfort and showing how much she truly cares. I feel so fortunate to have found Lap of Love. I never knew this option was available...

I feel this is the best, last gift of our love ❤️ we can share privately with our babies. I would hope that many others in the time of a difficult decision find their "Dr. Courtney" to help comfort them like she did for me.

Thank you for everything you did for us!

Warm thoughts,

Mary"

Mary Shaffer
Macomb, Michigan

"Deepest Gratitude to Dr. Courtney.. This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I was very worried about the process. Dr. Courtney was so compassionate and helpful throughout. She helped us through an unbearable situation.. When our sweet boy left I was at peace with my decision and confident of what the process would be. He was personally delivered back to us within 24 hours as promised. I would recommend them to anyone facing this unbearable situation."

Denise Rizzo
Romeo, Michigan

"With heartfelt gratitude I want to thank Dr. Graham for showing us love and compassion at the end of

Penny's life and giving her a peaceful home-going to heaven on December 15, 2016. Penny's birthdate was May 25,2002 from that day forward my life was blessed and my heart was complete.

Dr. Courtney gave us comfort during the most difficult and emotional time of having to say

goodbye to my precious baby girl. Penny has been my heartbeat, life and world. She has been my joy, peace, comfort and given me unconditional love as I gave her. Penny is Mama's Girl...I miss her deeply Always by my sideForever in my heart My heart has been broken and it's been hard to start a day without her.

Dr. Courtney has been so wonderful to send us a beautiful card and emails expressing thoughts of comfort and showing how much she truly cares. I feel so fortunate to have found Lap of Love. I never knew this option was available...

I feel this is the best, last gift of our love ❤️ we can share privately with our babies. I would hope that many others in the time of a difficult decision find their "Dr. Courtney" to help comfort them like she did for me.

Thank you for everything you did for us!

Warm thoughts,

Mary"

Mary Shaffer
Macomb, Michigan

"Although I originally contacted Dr. Courtney for my other sheltie which has been diagnosed with bone cancer, I had to employ her services sooner than I had wanted to as my senior sheltie started to fade.

When Dr. Courtney arrived at my house for a Hospice consultation for Laddie, she noticed Chance my senior was having difficulty standing and was sleeping more. As his time was growing near I was always able to email or speak to Dr. Courtney about his progress. I had scheduled the appointment and when the time grew near he rallied and got a little bit better. I canceled the appointment. Dr. Courtney was very understanding and we agreed to postpone the procedure.

Two months later, we needed to make the decision to let him pass to Rainbow Bridge. Again, I scheduled her for a Monday morning after making the decision to let him be with us over the Thanksgiving weekend. He took a turn for the worse on Friday and I explained what was happening to her. We agreed to allow him to pass to the Bridge on Sunday.

To say she was compassionate, understanding, caring, and attentive to our needs as well as Chance's is an understatement. The tenderness with which she performed the procedure and placing my beloved Chance on the stretcher and helping me through my grief was so appreciated.

She has such a tender and compassionate heart. She wrote a beautiful condolence card. I thank God there are people like her in the world. I have never had the blessing of a pet passing in my home. I would NEVER want it any other way if given the chance. I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

Chance was my soul dog, my heart dog... Although I am still crushed by his passing, I feel blessed he was in my arms when he took his last breath. He is in my heart and soul forever."

Gloria Gomah
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Hotline

  (517) 432-2696

MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine

Emergency Clinic

  (248) 334-6877

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services - Bloomfield Hills

Emergency Clinic

  (248) 371-3713

Blue Pearl - Auburn Hills

Emergency Clinic

  (248) 354-6660

Blue Pearl - Southfield

Emergency Clinic

  (248) 651-1788

Animal Emergency Center - Rochester

Pet Loss Support Group

  517-432-5967

East Lansing: MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Oakland

Macomb

St. Clair

Lapeer

Local Service Area (no additional travel fee):  Addison, Almont, Attica, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Ferndale, Franklin, Huntington Woods, Lake Orion, Lakeville, Macomb, Madison Heights, Metamora, Oakland, Ortonville, Oxford, Ray, Pleasant Ridge, Richmond, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Troy, Utica, Washington, Waterford.

Extended Service Area 1 (additional $30):  Center Line, Clinton Twp., Chesterfield Township, Commerce Twp., Davisburg, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Fraser, Goodrich, Harrison Twp., Hazel Park, Holly, Imlay City, Keego Harbor, Lapeer, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Roseville, Southfield, Union Lake, Warren, West Bloomfield, White Lake.

Extended Service Area 2 (additional $60): Columbiaville, Davison, Eastpointe, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods, Highland, Livonia, North Branch, Redford, St. Clair Shores, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake.

Extended Service Area 3 (additional $90): Burton, Canton, Dearborn, East China, Garden City, Marine City, Milford, Northville, Novi, St. Clair, Westland, Wixom.  

Pet Memorials
“Today we had to let Trouble (January 31, 2003 January 5, 2017) slip away to the Rainbow Bridge. Peace now fills his soul. He was my heart dog and journey dog wrapped into one!!! Trouble had an indomitable Spirit (per Bruce)!!He didn't know how to quit and he didn't know when to quit!!! He led a life of one adventure after another. He was ...
Fran Bachmann
January 6, 2017
“My heartfelt memorial to "Mama's Girl"💞
Penny Kay Shaffer... Penny's birthdate was May 25, 2002 - from that day forward my life was blessed and my heart was complete. The most difficult and emotional time was having to say goodbye to my precious baby girl. With heartfelt gratitude I want to thank Dr. Graham for showing us love and compassion at ...
Mary Shaffer
December 29, 2016
“Our Sweet Sammy gave us such joy! He was so loving and playful his entire life. It will be hard to begin each day without him.”
Denise Rizzo
December 28, 2016
“It is with utmost sadness and excruciating pain that I allowed my beloved Chance to pass over to Rainbow Bridge. My heart and soul are beyond shattered. No dog will ever be able to replace his loving soul, sweet smile, and tender heart.

I was blessed to have him pass at home with me in the comfort and safety he had come to know and love. He ...
Gloria Gomah
December 12, 2016
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Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash. Credit cards are also accepted. 


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.

 

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
145 South Livernois Road, #276
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307

Owned And Operated

This location is owned and operated by Courtney Graham, DVM.