St. Augustine Area

  (904) 468-7846

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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 49 pounds$275
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$340

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 49 pounds$175
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$225

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 at their Zellwood, FL location.

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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

"Dr.Kali was wonderful with Mesha and her humans. She explained everything and even offered to help with the at home burial."

Cheryl Wall
Saint Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali is an angel here on earth. I’d seen that written as a testimonial about her by others she’s assisted and witnessed it firsthand with Daisy. She was SO compassionate and caring and seemed to us like she was grieving for Daisy along with us. That was so comforting. And she was so gentle with Daisy when Daisy was obviously scared and nervous; Dr. Kali was patient and kind and helped guide us through the process and aided us in calming Daisy down. She was fabulous, and the next time one of these horribly sad days comes along, I hope she’ll be there to help us again."

Jodie Hamilton
Saint Augustine, Florida

"There is never anything easy about saying goodbye to your best friend. Our Brody was truly the best dog and we were blessed to have him in our lives. When we had to make the tough decision to let him go, I was so glad that a friend had told me about Lap of Love. Even thought it was such a difficult time for us, Dr. Jimenez was so compassionate and caring and guided us through. It would have been nearly impossible for us to get Brody to our veterinarian's office due to his condition and we are so thankful we did not have to figure out a way to do that. He was able to leave this world peacefully in the comfort of his home, with his family at his side. We will always have a special place in our hearts for Lap of Love. We only wish our dogs could live forever."

ROBYN SIERON
Jacksonville, Florida

"I was extremely grateful for Lap of Love and Dr. Kali. She was so sensitive and caring. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her services. Truly an Angel."

Jacqui Mathis
St. Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali Jimenez is AMAZING. Her caring heart and peaceful presence during a time of such grief surpasses anything I have every experienced. I will be forever grateful for her and how she made the day so peaceful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

JOELLEN KATZ
Jacksonville, Florida

"Dr. Kalli was SOOO kind and compassionate, helping us through a very difficult time of releasing our beloved, Max. He was staying only for us, but was in great pain and suffering. Thank you, Lap of Love and Dr. Kalli for helping us to let go and "Let God!""

Linda Brandt
St. Augustine, 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
“Mesha loved everybody. As long as you were a human you were welcome in Mesha's world. If uou were an animal other than the ones that lived on our property, they were not welcome. Mesha took cate of 5 cats and 6 chickens that were part of her pack. We have 5 grandchildren and they were all hers. Our youngest granddaughter dressed Mesha in her ...
Cheryl Wall
September 19, 2020
“Daisy, we miss you every day. You were our shy little girl who almost no one got to know except us, and we had to work to get you to trust us, but how rewarding it was when you finally did! You were my funny little girl who sometimes let herself play and be kittenish, even as you grew older; it was somehow more fun and exciting when we caught you ...
Jodie Hamilton
September 16, 2020
“Boots was a sensitive little soul and a true friend.”
Jacqui Mathis
August 13, 2020
“Maggie Mae was in my life for 15 years. She was my first puppy. I am so happy I had the chance to love her for so long. Maggie Mae honestly is the reason why I kept going when I was dealing with depression. I knew I had to keep going for her. She was with me through some sad times but also there were so, so many happy times!
One of my favorite ...
JOELLEN KATZ
August 2, 2020
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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