Alachua County: Gainesville & Surrounding Areas

  (352) 505-2258

  Alachua@LapofLove.com

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$275

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

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.

ADDITIONAL 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 (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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
Pets up to 39 pounds$250
Pets 40 - 79 pounds$285
Pets 80 - 99 pounds$325
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$365

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$125
Pets 40 - 79 pounds$150
Pets 80 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$200

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. 

ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE FEES

To best honor your personal space, our doctors do not arrive with a vet technician.  Therefore, if your family has elected cremation for a pet over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one after euthanasia has been performed.  If additional help is needed outside what is available in the home, we may request that the crematory come to assist us.  In this case, an additional fee will be needed to cover their charge. 

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that.

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

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Inman

As a native to Gainesville, Florida, I grew up surrounded by a mixture of animals including dogs, cats, horses, and parrots. My passion for animals further developed when I became a veterinary technician at a small animal general practice in Willison, Florida. Like many of my fellow colleagues, I knew I was destined to be a veterinarian from a young age. I am a very determined individual and once I set my sites on working with animals and their families for a living, I was determined to make that dream a reality.

I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate degree as well as my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly before beginning vet school, one of my dogs was unfortunately diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease. This was a very difficult time in life for me and my family. Being able to maintain her quality of life as well as our bond was extremely important to me. This experience helped shape my future as a veterinarian by aiding in my professional development. Furthermore, it allowed me to truly and deeply appreciate the importance of end of life care. After vet school, I completed a rotating internship in small animal emergency, medicine, and surgery at the University of Florida. Those experiences afforded me the opportunity to better understand the importance of the human-animal bond in all stages of our pets’ lives. Being able to help families during such a delicate time is ultimately what drew me to end of life care with Lap of Love. Helping families to know when the best time is to say goodbye as well as providing them with peace in this difficult process is an incredible gift that I am genuinely honored to give.

When not assisting families with end of life care, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, reading, and painting.

About Amanda Inman

As a native to Gainesville, Florida, I grew up surrounded by a mixture of animals including dogs, cats, horses, and parrots. My passion for animals further developed when I became a veterinary technician at a small animal general practice in Willison, Florida. Like many of my fellow colleagues, I knew I was destined to be a veterinarian from a young age. I am a very determined individual and once I set my sites on working with animals and their families for a living, I was determined to make that dream a reality.

I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate degree as well as my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly before beginning vet school, one of my dogs was unfortunately diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease. This was a very difficult time in life for me and my family. Being able to maintain her quality of life as well as our bond was extremely important to me. This experience helped shape my future as a veterinarian by aiding in my professional development. Furthermore, it allowed me to truly and deeply appreciate the importance of end of life care. After vet school, I completed a rotating internship in small animal emergency, medicine, and surgery at the University of Florida. Those experiences afforded me the opportunity to better understand the importance of the human-animal bond in all stages of our pets’ lives. Being able to help families during such a delicate time is ultimately what drew me to end of life care with Lap of Love. Helping families to know when the best time is to say goodbye as well as providing them with peace in this difficult process is an incredible gift that I am genuinely honored to give.

When not assisting families with end of life care, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, reading, and painting.

"Dr. Inman was calm and comforting. I am appreciative of the service she provided. Capone passed peacefully- that says it all."


Gainesville, Florida

"We were so blessed to be able to contact Lap of Love for Buddy. Dr. Amanda came to our home. She made a paw print of Buddy and cut a lock of his hair. We also received a beautiful card from Dr. Amanda. Dr. Amanda, Thank you for your kindness and compassion."

Ruth Jones
Ocala, Florida

"I don't know how Dr. Amanda does what she does. But she is a blessing. She gave us so much strength and love during our last moments with our sweet boy. She made sure his passing was peaceful, and he knew that he was so loved and such a good boy."

Nicholas Sutliff
Ocala, Florida

"Dr. Amanda, you came to our home and into our lives on one of the worst days imaginable. Every pet owner dreads this day, and I know I cried practically the entire time. But I just want to thank you for your compassion and professionalism. You made such an awful experience much more calming and peaceful for our family and most importantly, our furbaby Geronimo. I don't know how you do what you do, but you are a godsend. Thank you so much for making my sweet boy's last few moments relaxing and allowing me to love on him."

Nicholas Sutliff
Ocala, Florida

"Euthanizing our German Shepherd, Ace, was one of the most painful decisions we have ever had to make. We are grateful to Dr. Amanda and her team for making the process itself uncomplicated and full of love. From the first phone call to saying our final goodbyes, they were compassionate and gave us the support we needed to help Ace pass peacefully. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for our family."

Meredith Richard
Ocala, Florida

"Dr. Inman was passionate and caring to my pet and myself during this most difficult process. She was very sweet and not rushed during the process, took her time to explain what was going to take place, very warm and understanding of our feelings. Thank you so much for your patience and caring during this difficult time."

Beverly Fuller
Ocala, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (352) 392-2235

University of Florida Small Animal Hospital

  (352) 392-2235

University of Florida Pet Loss Support

  (352) 672-6718

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital

Pet Loss Support

  (877) 474-3310

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline

  (352) 512-0886

University of Florida Small Animal Hospital - Ocala

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We assist families with in home pet hospice and euthanasia in towns in and around Alachua county. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$75 based on your location. 

 

Pet Memorials
“Capone was my best friend for about 10 years. I got him from a friend at 5 years old.”
August 27, 2019
“In loving memory of our angel Buddy.”
Ruth Jones
August 7, 2019
“We rescued Geronimo and his brother, Apache, in 2006 after losing our girl Indiana. Me and my brother were both teenagers, going into high school, and obviously a little rough around the edges. Apache and Geronimo were always so full of energy and always wanted to play, cuddle, whatever the mood struck up.

Apache unfortunately got sick around ...
Nicholas Sutliff
July 17, 2019
“Rest In Peace little guy, you were loved by many and will not be forgotten.”
Beverly Fuller
June 26, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make the experience as peaceful as possible, credit card over the phone (before the appointment) is generally preferred. We are also more than happy to accept a check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash during our time with you.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. We are happy to help complete any paperwork needed to submit for reimbursement.

We also accept Care Credit.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 141344
Gainesville, Florida 32614

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