Greater Jacksonville and St. Johns Area

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Hospice And Euthanasia Pricing

  • In-Home Consultation or Hospice - $240 ($290 evenings & weekends).
    Includes an 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, with prompt follow-up for any questions after the visit.
  • In-Home Euthanasia - $240 ($290 evenings & weekends)
    Includes a brief consultation by the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, peaceful euthanasia, paw impression memorial keepsake, lock of fur, and a Lap of Love Pet Loss Booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.
  • Holidays - additional $50
  • Additional Fees - There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see service area below), pets over 99 lb, late night appointments (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.


Our understanding Care Coordinators answer your calls every day, from 7am - 11pm. 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 refer to our local resources below.

Aftercare Pricing

We will carry 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) will be returned to your Regular Veterinarian. 

  • $225 for pets under 20 pounds
  • $250 for pets 20 - 99 pounds
  • $300 for pets over 100 pounds

COMMUNAL CREMATION: Pets are cremated with other pets and ashes are scattered together.

  • $100 for pets up to 99 pounds 
  • $150 for pets 100-150 pounds

Service Area

Dr. Katie proudly serves families in all of the northeast portion of Florida, from Fernandina down to Middleburg, including St. Johns. Town names include the following, but are not limited to the following selections below. Please call Dr. Katie to confirm her availability for your area:

  • Riverside/Avondale
  • San Marco
  • The Beaches (Neptune, Atlantic, Jacksonville)
  • Ponte Vedra/Ponte Vedra Beach
  • North/South/Westside
  • Orange Park
  • Middleburg
  • Fruit Cove
  • Green Cove Springs
  • Arlington
  • Mandarin
  • Oceanway


Payment Options

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

Many Pet Insurance companies cover euthanasia services, just have any paper-work ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.


Dr. Katie Stender
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
1650 Margaret St. Ste. 302 # 207
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Local Resources


  • Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Center: (904) 642-5911
  • Clay-Duval Pet Emergency Clinic: (904) 264-8281
  • Emergency & Critical Care Pet Hospital: (904) 223-8000
  • St Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center: (904) 797-5770

Veterinarians' Biographies

Katie Stender, DVM

I will never forget the day our beloved yellow Labrador, Daisy, took her journey to the rainbow bridge. She was 12 years old and could no longer get up because of her chronic arthritis, and we knew it was time. It was very early in the morning, and my whole family was there as we greeted our vet at the door. Daisy was resting comfortably in her bed with her duck toy, and we all said our goodbyes, even Daisy's brother, our orange tabby, Skippy. The lasting memories of Daisy sleeping in her bed as our vet gently explained the process, made us feel at peace with this difficult decision. I have been forever grateful that she was able to do that for us, and for Daisy, and when I became a veterinarian, I felt honored and privileged to be able to do the same for other families. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I share a home with my significant other, Taylor, and our four furry children. I have a special place in my heart for cats, and I have three of my own. We also have a black Labrador, Lady, who loves to go for car rides and garden with her dad. One of my favorite things about my profession is that I'm able to help animals, but also build lasting relationships with their owners.

Owned and Operated

This location is owned and operated by Dr. Stender.