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

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 made this unbearable process much easier to get through with her kindness and compassion and walking us through every step of the way. You can tell she really cares for the pets and pet parents."

Vicki D
Fleming Island, Florida

"Dr Kali was extremely professional and helped us and our children to understand what was happening."

Sara Maltby
St Augustine, Florida

"A special thanks goes out to Dr. Kali was exceptional in every way when she arrived to our home on that rainy day. Garfield and I were in the back patio with the gentle rain at our backs. The moment Dr. Kali walked out and greeted Garfield, I was taken aback by how his eyes lit up when he saw her. He walked over to her immediately. He was ready and it comforts me he looked at her as an Angel coming to take him.

Thank you Dr. Kali for your gentleness, compassion, and respect. Everything was explained thoroughly and everything went exactly so.

Our family has so much gratitude for Laps of Love in allowing us the ability to avoid further stress and pain for Garfield. Being able to comfort my fur baby as he slipped peacefully out of this world was important to me and would not have been possible anywhere else outside of our home in the wake of the pandemic. It was a Godsend to have aftercare options coordinated through Laps of Love so we didn’t need to make further arrangements for an already stressful time. I am finally able to pick up Garfield’s ashes today at his vet and look forward to cherishing him and creating his memorial. I made the right choice in contacting Laps of Love."

Brooke McGuire
St. Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali was amazing, helping me through an incredibly tough time. The health of my 17-year-old cat, Jada, was declining rapidly and, due to COVID, I was not easily able to find help for her in our home or at a local vet. I was informed by one vet that I wouldn't be able to be with her during treatment due to COVID protocols at the office (which was totally understandable, of course). So, I was terrified that it may be time to make the call to let her go and that I wouldn't be able to be with her in person. I called Lap of Love a couple of times that day to chat through my options and the staff was so amazing and caring. I finally decided it was time, and Dr. Kali came to my house to help. She had a great protocol to keep us both safe due to COVID, handled the situation with great care, and checked on me afterward. I was able to be with my cat during her final hours and minutes, which meant the world to me. This may not have been possible without the Lap of Love. The work they do for the community is invaluable and incredibly tough and emotional. I am so grateful for you all, thank you."

Lauren Watkins
Saint Augustine, Florida

"Absolutely amazing service, highly recommend. I cannot praise them enough. I cannot express how wonderful Dr. Kali was when it was time to let our baby boy Boomer pass. From beginning to end Lap of Love was caring, loving, professional, understanding, empathetic, considerate, kindhearted, and sympathetic. This was the toughest time and they were all so kind.

I am so glad we decided to go with this service instead of leaving our baby boy at the vet. We had to call them earlier than they were scheduled, and they came out early to accommodate us in our difficult time. Dr. Kali was the sweetest, nicest person and took great care of our Boomer. For such a horrible time, it could not have gone any better. She even took Boomers paw print and hair clipping for a keepsake. Then we had him cremated and we received him in a beautiful wooden box with his name on a plaque.

This service is such a blessing to have when you are going through such a difficult time. I cannot praise them enough and would give them 10 stars if I could. Thank you to Lap of Love St Augustine for truly caring about your beloved patients and taking such great care of them."

Courtney Haines
SAINT JOHNS, Florida

"Dr. Kali, is truly one of God's Angels. From our first meeting 7 months ago she was always there for me. My Sweet Babie J left this world to cross over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully and with dignity. Lap of Love truly care about our fur babies. Without Dr. Kali I would have been lost. God Bless Her."

Linda Engberg
Elkton, 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
“Buddy gave us 10 years of pure kitty love and was one of the most affectionate cats I’ve ever known. Always wanting in your lap all the time, and wouldn’t be gentle about it either, but announced himself with a big jump. Our hearts are broken, but you will forever live in our memories💞💞”
Vicki D
July 10, 2020
“Garfield, a.k.a., Boo Boo
I was lucky to spend 12 wonderful years with my beloved boo boo. Ever faithful and loyal to me, he was mine and I belonged to him. His life was taken too soon by lung cancer. This past week of mourning has been flooded with tears from sorrow, bitterness, and emptiness. But some tears came from the joy of remembering ...
Brooke McGuire
June 11, 2020
“When I rescued Babie J in 2014 it turned out that she rescued me. She was my constant companion. I am retired and was able to be with her 24/7 and where I went she went. She was true angel, she gave me an unconditional love I never had in my whole life. I spoiled her rotten and she deserved it. I am so lost without her and she will remain in my ...
Linda Engberg
May 25, 2020
“3,805 days we got to love you.

If our love could have saved you,
You would have lived forever.

We love you our fur baby.

I will love you forever, and miss you always.

See you in our dreams and on the rainbow bridge. 🌈 4/27/2020 @ 9:45am

Thank you to Lap of Love and Dr Kali, for their compassionate care of us and Baehr.”
Stephenie Grover
May 1, 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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