Alachua County: Gainesville & Surrounding Areas

  (352) 505-2258

  [email protected]

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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 helped us say goodbye to our sweet dog Mya on March 21. Dr. Inman's presence is so gentle and loving - it allowed us to feel comfortable being emotional while saying goodbye to our sweet girl and we cannot express our appreciation enough.

She also helped us feel peace regarding such a challenging decision and while we wish that Mya could have stayed with us forever, we are so grateful that Dr. Inman was able to help her pass peacefully in the comfort of our home with what seemed like no stress for her at all.

You provide an amazing service to people. Thank you so much!"


Alachua, Florida

"Dr. Inman eased our fear and guided us through the process in a gentle and professional manner. She was sympathetic and understanding to our raw emotions, and for that I am ever grateful."

Jennifer Poirier
Gainesville, Florida

"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

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
“My heart weeps and my world is grey, I can't quite remember life without you, although it has been a short twelve years. I remember the day I found you, a 3 pound black and white fur ball, covered in flees, bloated belly, abandoned in the woods. Your back legs, faster than your front, as you somersaulted to get to me, begging me to take you ...
Jennifer Poirier
February 26, 2020
“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
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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