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

There may be a fee if addtional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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, 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.

Meet the Doctor

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

Dr. Amanda

Amanda Fisk, 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 Fisk, 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.

"Dr Amanda

She came out on a very Rainy Gainesville evening (because I had to work all day) and was so every calm. She was not in a hurry. (although I know she must have had a busy day herself as a vet). She sat down on my family room floor and sweetly petted my dear Bailey's paw and explained what she was planning to do. She allowed my daughters to hold him and asked what his favorite things he liked to do. She asked about him. She was gentle, kind and made us feel at ease. She gave us peace.

I have had to put another pet down at a vet's office before and it made me so bad and "wrong." This gave me peace and made my family a part of the process. My girls, my husband and I experienced the circle of Life. Bailey will always be a part of our Lives."

Yolanda Gertsch-Lapcevic
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
“Today we made the very difficult decision to have Lap of Love come and help our Bishop leave his old, failing body behind. If his estimated age at adoption was correct he’s almost 14, which makes him a ripe old 90-95-ish in human years. I firmly believe in letting them go on a high note and not waiting until it’s "too late". We’ve had a few scares ...
Kristine Selck
February 15, 2018
“We miss you so much “little old doggy” as we had taken to calling you. The house is so empty. We keep looking in your closet cave but you are not there. Oddly, we both think that we have heard you snoring, as you were prone to doing. We thought you had beaten the odds, that you would live to 15. We know there was something very wrong with you and ...
Leslie Clifton
February 2, 2018
“My sweet Milo...can't believe you're gone. Losing you was more than losing my best friend. It was losing my study buddy, my copilot on countless road trips, my kitchen cleaner, my escort on trail rides, my snuggle buddy, my nanny, etc. After 16 yrs of having you by my side, I feel so incomplete without you. You were handsome, sweet, intelligent, ...
Laura Sellers
January 25, 2018
“What can i say about our dear Annie girl--free spirit, naughty but nice, mind of her own. She was the most unique dog we have ever lived with. We are retired, so spent a lot of time with our girl--we were truly a "team of Three," especially during the last six years after our son's family moved out of state.

Annie is likely our last dog ...
Laura & Jack Shaw
December 28, 2017
Payment Options

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.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 141344
Gainesville, FL 32614

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