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

Veterinary Hospice$250

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.

Euthanasia$250

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.

Geriatric Consultation$250

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.

Additional Appointment 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), and aggressive pets.

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.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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.

"I want to say a heart felt "Thank You" to Lap of Love and Dr. Amanda Inman. The Lap of Love group was so very thoughtful and kind during this time of saying goodbye to our Sam. And Dr. Amanda, we appreciate you trying to help us.

Signed "Sam's" Reynolds Family"

Shelly B
Starke, Florida

"We were so pleased with Lap of Love. Dr. Amanda was so caring and did our Boy right. He deserved the best in his final hour and that's what He was given. We were so thankful He could be comfortable in His Home when he went to sleep. Its a wonderful way to go. THANKS LAP OF LOVE !!!"

John & Stacie Forte
Bronson, Florida

"Dr. Amanda Inman, DVM was so very professional, caring, gentle and compassionate vet I have ever met. I am so thankful for going through the Lap of Love for our Alaska. I will never regret the manner in which we used to send our Alaska on his final journey. It was so more compassionate for our doggy and Ruby was able to lay with him so that they both got a chance to say their byes to each other. It meant so much not only to us but to Alaska and Ruby . Our greatest appreciation to you Dr. Amanda for all you’ve done for us, Alaska and Ruby ! God bless you because God sure blessed us by bringing you into our lives."

Sue Roemer
Starke, Florida

"We are very grateful for the patient and caring service we received from Dr. Amanda Fisk. Dr. Fisk came to our home and gave our beloved Ginger compassionate and necessary end of life service. Her gentle and caring touch for Ginger and for us was and is greatly appreciated."

Dwight and Jody Stewart
Ocala, Florida

"Dr. Amanda is truly an angel and she made a really difficult day easier, for sure. Her calm and soothing manner, professionalism and genuinely caring for our Mia meant the world to us. And thank you for coming to our rural home early on a Sunday morning so we had the rest of the day to lay Mia to rest and celebrate her life but grieve over the empty place in our hearts without her. Thank you for the Rudyard Kipling poem about the love of a dog. And when we're at Garth Brooks in April we'll think of Mia and all the special critters when we hear The Dance. Thank you, Dr. Amanda and the wonderful staff who scheduled you for us."

Holly and Ken Creel
Bell, Florida

"Dr. Fisk helped us through a very hard process. Thank you so much for your kind words at a heartbreaking time."

Amy Schmid
Gainesville, 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
“Buster was a wonderful Pet and a big part of our Family. He was so loyal and fun to be around. He will always have a special place in our hearts. He is so missed !!!! We know you are at peace now. It's been a great run !!!! Till we meet again our Boy rest in peace. WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!”
John & Stacie Forte
March 24, 2019
“Alaska was an American Eskimo . He came into our lives as a small bundle of soft rabbit fur. He loved Shelby and Mason, our two Grandchildren right from the very start because they were both with us when we found him in a small pet store. There were 5 puppies in a small kiddie pool. 4 of the five puppies were up playing with us and begging ...
Sue Roemer
March 20, 2019
“Mama Mia, we will miss you, always. You were The Watcher, always watching over us. From our dock on the Santa Fe River, from the bow of the pontoon boat, from the deck overlooking your domain, you watched. You watched over three grandchildren, over me, over Ken and over Kubo. You were always our protector. You weren't always easy, but we ...
Holly and Ken Creel
January 30, 2019
“Kyxx will be remembered as being very loving and giving her humans attention in good and bad times. She had a playful spirit and lovely meow.she was loved very much and will be missed by all her family.💔😢”
Amy Schmid
January 19, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, FL 32614

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