Phone consultations – freeDuring normal business hours:~ In-Home Euthanasia - $195~ In-Home consultation and evaluation - $150~ In-Home hospice care - $150 plus any medications/supplies.~ Afterhours, weekends, and holidays - additional $30.~ Travel over 10 miles from vet's residence ~ $30; over 20 miles ~ $60
Lap of Love veterinarians do their best to assist families when needed. Availability will vary with location, time of day, and prior commitments. If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or see Emergency Clinic information below.
If you wish, we will take your beloved pet with us and arrange for cremation services. They will be handled with care, as if they were our own. PRIVATE CREMATION: With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematorium and the remains (ashes) are returned to your family veterinarian in approximately 2 weeks. ~ $195 (additional $1 per pound for pets over 100 lbs) COMMUNAL CREMATION: Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are scattered together.~ $55 ($75 for pets over 20lbs ~ additional $1 per pound over 100lbs)
Dr. Marguerite Voorhees services all areas in and around Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.Credit card is accepted with a $10 processing fee
Tidewell Grief Education and Support Center. Groups at a variety of locations are offered once a month.Toll free 1-855-Tidewell (855-843-3935) for more information.First Wed. monthly, 3 p.m.at Tidewell’s Bradenton office:3355 26th St. W.Bradenton, FL 34205Ph: (941) 782-4900Second Fri. monthly, 10 a.m.at Tidewell’s Englewood office:12034 N. Access Rd.Port Charlotte, FL 33981Ph: (941) 548-2300Second Wed. monthly, 3 p.m.at Tidewell’s Sarasota office:5955 Rand Blvd.Sarasota, FL 34238Ph: (941) 552-7500Bentley Casto, Bentley’s House, Unity Church of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231(941) 955-3301 Ext 23 OR (941) 359-1034Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.bentleyshousepetlosssupport.com/byeMore pet loss information at the end of this page.
I grew up surrounded by animals of all kinds in the rolling hills and valleys of the surrounding farmlands of the small town of Quincy, Illinois.From an early age I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian and after finishing high school I immediately headed west to Colorado where I studied zoology and ecology. While there I worked for the USDA Forest Service as a research scientist for some years before enrolling in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.Upon graduating from veterinary college in 1991, I have practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in Florida, North Carolina and New Zealand, where I was employed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. My specialties include emergency and critical care as well as holistic medicine.I currently live in Sarasota with my husband Ramon, two dogs, Maya and Henri, two horses Companero and Regalito, and a miniature Jersey cow, Cherry. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, swimming, horseback riding, and yoga.LOCAL EMERGENCY CLINICS:Animal ER - (941) 355-2884Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital - (941) 923-7260Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists - (941) 929-1818MORE PET LOSS RESOURCES:University of Florida School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine has a pet loss support program by phone @ (352) 392-4700. You can go online to learn more:www.vetmed.ufl.edu/veterinary-hospitals/small-animal-hospital/pet-loss-support Online Pet Loss Support: www.veterinarywisdomforpetparents.comVeterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents helps pet owners with difficult decisions, memorials and guilt. They have resources and keepsakes to help you prepare for loss and capture the love your pet brought to your life.www.pet-loss.netMoira Anderson Allen, M.Ed., writes about “Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss“.www.petloss.comPet Loss is a gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. Here you will find personal support and thoughtful advice to help you through this difficult time.www.helpguide.org/mental/grieving_pets.htmHelpGuide.org is a trusted, non-profit resource. This section of the site offers support for pet owners making the difficult decision to euthanize, and also provides support resources for those who have just experienced their beloved pet’s passing.www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/coping_with_pet_death.htmlThe Humane Society provides helpful support for knowing how to cope when it’s time to say goodbye.