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 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 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

"Dr. Amanda was everything you could have prayed for and more when having to make such a hard decision about our baby Bella (Boo). She was so kind and compassionate, I can't thank her enough."

Stacy Weaver
Keystone Heights, Florida

"Dr. Amanda, thank you again for making our sweet Gypsy's pass over to Rainbow Bridge so peaceful. You will have a place in our hearts always. Hope you and family have a great Christmas, furbabies also."

Anne Dowda
High Springs, Florida

"Dr. Amanda was wonderful. She was gentle and kind and she gave us time to say goodbye to Nigel. She let us peacefully say goodbye to him. Everyone at Lap of Love helped us through the process and I will forever be grateful for their help."

Elizabeth Dudenhausen
Gainesville, Florida

"Dr. Amanda thank you for showing such love, kindness and gentleness with our Gypsy. You made her passing over Rainbow Bridge so peaceful. We will be forever grateful to you for that. Would like to thank you for all the fur babies you have helped over Rainbow Bridge. You are their Angel."

Anne Dowfa
Hihh Springs, 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
“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
“Nigel was the sweetest, most loving animal that I have ever known. He made me laugh every day. I was blessed to have him in my life. I miss him terribly.”
Elizabeth Dudenhausen
December 2, 2018
“My sweet Gypsy, you had a rough 4 months, 2 grand mail seizures, but you were a trooper through it all. We could tell after this last seizure things were not quite right. You quit eating a lot so we let you have what ever you wanted. In the last 2 days you had quit eating anything and we knew we were going to have to let you go. We called lap of ...
Anne Dowfa
November 22, 2018
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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