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 Doctors

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

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Ardente

I grew up in Hatfield, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember – I still have a writing assignment from first-grade where I affirm my intended career path. During high school, I volunteered as a kennel assistant at a local veterinary hospital, and when it came time to attend college, I searched for programs that would prepare me for a career in veterinary medicine. I received my bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine Technology from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. This degree program allowed me to become a certified veterinary technician and obtain a 4-year degree with all the necessary prerequisites to apply for vet school. After graduation, I relocated to North Carolina and worked for a couple of years as a veterinary technician, specializing in emergency and critical care medicine, in order to gain some life experience. I then attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University and found my true passion in veterinary medicine – nutrition. I went on to pursue special training in veterinary nutrition at the University of Florida, where I then decided to stay and make Gainesville, FL my home. 

I found my way to Lap of Love when it was time to part ways with my little ornery Dachshund, Maddie. I adopted Maddie while working at my first job as a veterinary technician. She clearly had a rough past, but with some work, I finally won her trust. She was my sidekick, my fierce protector, and my best friend. We had a wonderful 15 years together, so when it was time to say goodbye, I knew I wanted to do so in the comfort of our own home. Having that final experience with Maddie gave me peace and felt like such a blessing. I knew I wanted to help other families and pets have that same opportunity and I am honored to provide that through Lap of Love. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. We are an active family, spending a lot of time outdoors running, hiking, and biking with our dog Fancy, a German Shorthaired Pointer rescue.

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 Ardente

I grew up in Hatfield, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. I wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember – I still have a writing assignment from first-grade where I affirm my intended career path. During high school, I volunteered as a kennel assistant at a local veterinary hospital, and when it came time to attend college, I searched for programs that would prepare me for a career in veterinary medicine. I received my bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine Technology from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. This degree program allowed me to become a certified veterinary technician and obtain a 4-year degree with all the necessary prerequisites to apply for vet school. After graduation, I relocated to North Carolina and worked for a couple of years as a veterinary technician, specializing in emergency and critical care medicine, in order to gain some life experience. I then attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University and found my true passion in veterinary medicine – nutrition. I went on to pursue special training in veterinary nutrition at the University of Florida, where I then decided to stay and make Gainesville, FL my home. 

I found my way to Lap of Love when it was time to part ways with my little ornery Dachshund, Maddie. I adopted Maddie while working at my first job as a veterinary technician. She clearly had a rough past, but with some work, I finally won her trust. She was my sidekick, my fierce protector, and my best friend. We had a wonderful 15 years together, so when it was time to say goodbye, I knew I wanted to do so in the comfort of our own home. Having that final experience with Maddie gave me peace and felt like such a blessing. I knew I wanted to help other families and pets have that same opportunity and I am honored to provide that through Lap of Love. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. We are an active family, spending a lot of time outdoors running, hiking, and biking with our dog Fancy, a German Shorthaired Pointer rescue.

"I am very thankful for your service. Dr. Amanda is so kind and gentle. It is such a hard and sad thing, but this is a humane and gentle way to say good-bye with love and compassion."

Sara Burke
Gainesville, Florida

"Dr. Inman was very comforting during this difficult time."

Stephanie Ramos
Gainesville, Florida

"If angels truly do walk this earth Dr. Inman is one of them. She helped our Duchess pass in the most comfortable, noble and gentle way possible, in the comfort of her home with her family surrounding her. We will always be grateful for her kindness, compassion, patience and the beautiful keepsakes she left us with."

Sheyane Welch
Ocala, Florida

"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

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
“Scout was part of our family for 15 years. I feel like I learned to be a grownup with her. She gave our family limitless love and I will miss her forever.”
Sara Burke
November 9, 2019
“My beautiful baby Sam. You were my first love. You taught me so much and got me through so much these past 12 years with you. Coming home to you was the best part of my day. There isn't a day that has gone by without you on my mind. You were such a special dog. I'm gonna miss going EVERYWHERE with you because I loved your company. I'm gonna miss ...
Stephanie Ramos
November 7, 2019
“Duchess was my guardian, protector, shadow, and velcro pup. She took her job very seriously. She would escort me to bathroom at night and guard the door to make sure I was never kidnapped. She would jump in the truck and ride with me out to feed the horses and when we arrived home she would check every inch of the house to be sure all was safe. ...
Sheyane Welch
November 6, 2019
“Capone was my best friend for about 10 years. I got him from a friend at 5 years old.”
August 27, 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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