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.

"It is never an easy decision to end the life of a beloved pet. Our regular vet had already advised us that Morgen (our doberman) was in a downward spiral. When Courtney came to our house, she also made a very professional assessment of his condition. At that point we knew that we were making the right decision. Morgen went to sleep with dignity and with our love and even left the house wrapped in his own blanket. Courtney was so very kind to us. She gave hugs and brought kleenex ! I have already recommended her to several friends who have older pets."

Maria Arnold
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

"Thank you for the care, compassion, and calm you brought to this experience. Thank you for taking the time to come quickly. We did not want Megabit to endure another painful episode ever. You helped ease her out of pain."

Kit Schafer
Rochester Hills, Michigan

"My wife, Nancy, and I will always be grateful for the compassion, dignity and respect that Dr. Graham showed our girl Skater at the end of her 14 year life. Dr. Graham was exceedingly patient with us, giving us the time, privacy and kindness we needed to say goodbye. It is the hardest thing a pet owner has to do, but doing it in our home made it as compassionate as it could be.

Additionally, the young man who delivered Skater's ashes the next day was very polite, dignified and genuinely sorry for our loss.

Thanks, Doc."

David Bassett
Royal Oak, Michigan

"Deciding to have Dr. Courtney Graham come to my home for Pookie was the best decision I could make, at a very difficult time. Dr. Courtney was wonderful, understanding, in no hurry. She wanted to hear all about Pookie and her life. God bless her for what she does."

Christine Stephenson
Shelby Township, Michigan

"Words cannot express how grateful and thankful we are for Dr. Courtney. We were blessed to have 15 & ½ years with Fasbie and Dr. Courtney helped us express that gratitude right to the end. Dr. Courtney was patient, kind and loving to our little girl and to us. Thank you for helping make the most difficult decision and process a peaceful one and for having her brought back to us the next morning."

Loretta McCormick
Macomb, Michigan

"We cannot express our gratitude to Dr. Courtney. She helped us to understand that letting her go was our way of protecting her and allowing her to once again to be young and do everything she once did when she was young.

It was also very comforting to get her back the following day. How wonderful they brought her home to us."

Christine Cucksey
Fenton, Michigan

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

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

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
“My darling Megabit, to have loved you was heaven on earth.
At night, the rhythm of your soft breathing was a Lullaby of sweet calm.
During the day, your high-pitched barking was a March that set my feet in motion.
A look from you, a turn of the chin, or lifted ears was an Aria in the Opera of our life.
Your passing was a long single note ...
Kit Schafer
March 17, 2017
“I miss you every moment, my baby girl. You were that one in a million pet that captured and connected with my heart and soul. Thank you for defying all medical odds for 7 years in the fight against kidney disease and making it to an amazing 19.5 years old. Thank you for all the nuzzles, head bumps, snuggles, cuddles and somehow knowing how to ...
Christine Stephenson
February 22, 2017
“Caylee – You touched my heart the moment I saw you at the rescue shelter. Your head was bowed down; you looked up at me for just a second, and touched my heart deeply. I fell in love with you instantly.

We love you so much and we are lost without you. You filled our hearts and our lives for 15 ½ years with happiness. You brought so much ...
Christine Cucksey
February 9, 2017
“TY was my best Friend. Always there to comfort. Letting here go was one of the hardest things to do in my life. I will always miss you Ty. Always in my heart. Love you puppy. Pat”
Patrick Hohner
February 6, 2017
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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.