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 19 pounds$240
Pets 20 - 99 pounds$265
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$315

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 or mailed to you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 99 pounds$100
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$150

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 ........... 

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, 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. Kali

Kali Jimenez

Growing up, I always had a close bond with animals. I began volunteering at my local animal shelter in Orlando and loved working with the dogs and cats. I provided them with as much love and enrichment as possible during the few hours I spent there. This was always the highlight of my week. After high school, I went on to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida. During my time there, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a low cost spay/neuter clinic. My experience volunteering truly solidified my passion for veterinary medicine and drove my desire to enter veterinary school. After working as a veterinary technician in private practice for a year, I was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and completed my doctorate degree.

My strong connection to end of life care developed during veterinary school. While on the first week of clinical rotations, my own cat started exhibiting signs of weakness and, over the course of a day, quickly declined and was transferred to UF. After a wide array of diagnostics and testing, he was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma). The oncologists predicted that even with chemotherapy, he would have less than a month left with me. I went home with medication to make him comfortable and spent that next day holding him close. Despite supportive care, he got worse, and I had to make the painful decision to let him go. Since that day, I have worked hard to make each of my patients’ passing a peaceful and meaningful one. It is never easy to say goodbye, especially in situations like my own when a pet declines so suddenly. I am thankful that I can guide and support families through this incredibly difficult time as a doctor with Lap of Love. I am truly honored to be there for you. 
 
When I am not out in the St. Augustine area helping families, I enjoy visiting my family in Clearwater, playing with my mischievous cat, Chowder, and exploring Disney World with my other half, Eric

About Kali Jimenez

Growing up, I always had a close bond with animals. I began volunteering at my local animal shelter in Orlando and loved working with the dogs and cats. I provided them with as much love and enrichment as possible during the few hours I spent there. This was always the highlight of my week. After high school, I went on to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida. During my time there, I had the opportunity to volunteer with a low cost spay/neuter clinic. My experience volunteering truly solidified my passion for veterinary medicine and drove my desire to enter veterinary school. After working as a veterinary technician in private practice for a year, I was accepted to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and completed my doctorate degree.

My strong connection to end of life care developed during veterinary school. While on the first week of clinical rotations, my own cat started exhibiting signs of weakness and, over the course of a day, quickly declined and was transferred to UF. After a wide array of diagnostics and testing, he was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma). The oncologists predicted that even with chemotherapy, he would have less than a month left with me. I went home with medication to make him comfortable and spent that next day holding him close. Despite supportive care, he got worse, and I had to make the painful decision to let him go. Since that day, I have worked hard to make each of my patients’ passing a peaceful and meaningful one. It is never easy to say goodbye, especially in situations like my own when a pet declines so suddenly. I am thankful that I can guide and support families through this incredibly difficult time as a doctor with Lap of Love. I am truly honored to be there for you. 
 
When I am not out in the St. Augustine area helping families, I enjoy visiting my family in Clearwater, playing with my mischievous cat, Chowder, and exploring Disney World with my other half, Eric

"Lap of Love couldn't have been more caring and wonderful during this difficult time. Everyone we spoke to on the phone and especially Dr. Kali was extremely compassionate and kind. It's such a heartbreaking time but being able to say goodbye at home was so much better for us and especially for our sweet dog. It was as peaceful of an ending as I could have hoped for and I am so very grateful for that. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kali for anyone facing the decision of saying goodbye to a fur baby."


St Augustine, Florida

"One of the hardest days of our life was when we found out our dog had fast spreading bone cancer. We loved her so much that and we did not want her to suffer. We wanted to give back what she had given us for 11 years unconditional love. Our vet recommended loving Laps. That is when we met Dr. Kali. Our dog usually has to get to know you but she immediately felt comfortable with Dr.Kali. Dr. Kali received kisses and took her time with us and made sure we we’re ready and understood everything. We are forever grateful for her for helping us through this difficult time. She has checked in on us and ask if there is anything she can do to help us through this difficult time. It takes a special person to be able to do what she does. There isn’t a day that goes by that Miss my sweet dog. She is pain free and has her angel wings. Thank to the entire staff at loving laps and finding Dr. Kali💕"

Meredith and Scott Trester
St Augustinr, Florida

"There are no words to express how thankful I was that Dr. Kali was sent to help give my baby, Jack, his angel wings. Even though it was one of the most heart wrenching moments in my life, Dr. Kali was patient, kind, comforting, professional, gentle ... more than I could ask for. Even though Jack passed 11 days ago, she has gone out of her way several times to reach out to me and let me know she is available to just talk and be there to comfort me. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.

Thank you Dr. Kali!

Thank you to everyone at Lap of Love... You have all been wonderful!

Warm Regards,

Amanda Roberson"

Amanda Roberson
Jacksonville, Florida

"Dr. Kali was amazing. She was compassionate and genuinely cared about supporting us through this terribly sad time. You could tell that Dr. Kali loved all our dogs. Thank you Dr. Kali."

Cindy Jones
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

"I spoke to many, many people at Lap of Love and each one was incredible. Thank you all for being the angels who so sweetly and gently gave my baby his angel wings. Many thanks to Dr. Kali who was so sweet, patient, kind, understanding, etc. Thank you."

Amanda Roberson
Jacksonville, Florida

"Having to say our final goodbye to our Jasper today was heart wrenching. My husband and I realized that he has been part of our lives long before we decided to make our family bigger with children. Now two children later, our family has been complete for quite a long time. But as with all of our ‘fur baby’s’, we understand it’s not forever. But knowing the time was near for our oldest baby, Jasper, it’s hard to process how sending him on can be anything but difficult. Having ‘Lap of Love’ and Dr. Kali as an option turned out to be an amazing experience. Their involvement allowed our baby to be comfortable, not frightened by an office, and ease into a better place. Thank you ‘Lap of Love’ and Dr. Kali for making something so difficult as compassionate and heart felt as we could have imagined."

Rachael H
St John’s, Florida

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (904) 797-5770

St. Augustine Regional Veterinary Emergency Center

Pet Loss Support

  (904) 338-9764

The Animals at Heart Pet Loss Support Group

  (904) 794-5071

Animal Emergency Hospital of St Johns County

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater St. Augustine area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a $30-$100 fee based on your location.

Pet Memorials
“We loved our Gabby girl so very much. She spent 15 years giving us so much love and we miss her terribly. Gabby was the leader of our pack. She loved to play frisbee and tug-of-war with her Daddy and her sisters. She always won! She was a fighter. Gabby loved to go for car rides & trips in the golf cart. She really loved people and other ...
Cindy Jones
October 27, 2019
“Jack, there are no words to express how much I miss you or how heartbroken I am. Since your passing, I struggle with every breath. You comforted me during my panic attacks, you guarded me when I needed protecting, you loved me unconditionally as I loved (and still love) you. The paw print you left on my heart will never be filled. I will miss and ...
Amanda Roberson
October 22, 2019
“My dear Sarah Bear, you were the most amazing pet and I miss you dearly. Walking into the house just isnt the same without your wagging helicopter tail. You were such a companion dog and wanted to be by my side every moment. When you were little you loved hopping around the yard like a bunny and thinking you were the toughest pup on the block. ...
Katerina Palaj
September 3, 2019
“We already miss you so much. I'm glad that we were able to help you cross the Rainbow Bridge in a dignified and compassionate way, but know that it was such a hard decision to make. We wanted to make sure you got the send off you deserved and that we could be with you instead of it possibly happening on its own when we weren't with you. I am so ...
Debbie Michels
August 17, 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 532
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043

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