Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn 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.
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 memory garden on their property.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 8am - 8pm. 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.
Carly Billeaudeau, DVM
At the bold age of 5 years old, I informed my mother that I was going to be a veterinarian, and I have never looked back. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I was born and raised in Monroe, a small town in northeast Louisiana, where I grew up with a myriad of pets.
I attended Louisiana State University for both my undergrad and veterinary school. After I graduated in 2008, I began working in a small animal private practice. I am currently living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with my husband, our three small children, and our two furry children.
Working in private practice, I began to recognize the need for end-of-life care for our pets. I realized that many people feel uncomfortable about knowing when it’s "the right time” or not. No one wants to say goodbye, but no one wants to allow their pet to suffer either. When my beloved pet, Sophie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I was devastated. When "that time" arrived, I said goodbye to her in our home with her snuggled in my lap. It was terribly sad, but it was peaceful and loving, and she deserved that. It made me realize that this was the kind of experience that I wanted for all of my clients and patients. Everyone deserves a peaceful goodbye, full of grace and dignity.
"I'm so grateful that Dr. Carly was able to come to my home when it was time to let me 18 year old cat Xavier go. She spoke to me on the phone to help me talk through my decision, and suggested we make an appointment a few days later. Dr. Carly is one of my cats' regular vets, so she was familiar with his history and knew how much I loved him. She also knew that he had been sick for awhile and that it was likely his time.
This experience gave me a lot of peace over the loss of my beloved boy. Dr. Carly was caring and gentle to Xavier, and she also took really good care of me."
Sue WeinsteinBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"Dr. Carly was amazing and treated Sweet Pea as if she were her own. The understanding and care Dr. Carly showed toward Sweet Pea and us was deeply appreciated. She guided us thoughtfully through this very difficult time."
Don HaydelPrairieville, Louisiana
"Our heartfelt thanks to Dr Carly for being there for me and my girls to help our Splah cross over at the end of our battle with DM. I don't know how you do what you do everyday but we're so grateful to you. It was so much more peaceful and graceful having you come to our home. A million thanks from Holly, Tang, Rogue and our Angel Splash."
Holly WiseFranklinton, Louisiana
"I am so thankful Dr. Carly devotes her skills to this service. She was patient and supportive. Though still a difficult time, I take comfort in knowing Angel Cat was able to pass here with me."
Ginny ListiBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"Dr. Carly was so very compassionate. She helped us have some very much quality time with Luke while she helped him to relax. I have and will recommend Lap of Love to all my friends and family. Dr Carly even reached out to us the next day to see how we were doing and to let us know she is there for us if we needed. I did not know that this was available. Luke was to large and too weak for us to take him to the vet office. So nice to be able to say our goodbyes at home with just us there with him. Thank you so much Dr. Carly."
Nancy and Mark BrownBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"We will be forever grateful to Dr. Carly for giving our sweet angel Max the comfort, dignity and peace that he deserved in his final moments with us. I never knew about this type of service and am so thankful that a friend referred me to her. Max was always scared to go to the vet, so the thought of him having his final moments there was just too much for me to handle. For close to 12 years he was my constant companion and best friend. Thanks to Dr. Carly, my sweetpea was able to pass peacefully in his own home, sitting on our laps, as we gently pet him and told him how much we loved him. I thank God for the blessing of Dr. Carly. It takes a special kind of person to do this kind of work. She is kind, patient, and has a sincere love for animals that was evident. Thank you for the compassion you showed to us, and to our sweet Max."
Lisa RivetRosedale, Louisiana
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Best Friend Gone Project, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center
Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Baton Rouge area, including, but not limited to, those listed below. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30 - $100 based on your location and further distances can be arranged.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
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.
Lap of Love9618 Jefferson Hwy Ste. D-204Baton Rouge, LA 70809