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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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

"Our dog, Oliver, had an acute crisis 3 months prior to it actually being time to help him to the Rainbow Bridge. At that time our veterinarians in Tallahassee and St. Augustine were not doing in-home euthanasias, thus, I started searching and found Lap of Love. As it turns out, it was not Oliver's time but I was so grateful to have come across Lap of Love because of all the education it provided me. When the time did come, 3 months later, thanks to Lap of Love's tremendous resources, we knew. Of course, we consulted with Lap of Love and scheduled Dr. Kali. Dr. Kali was amazing. She was so compassionate with us and Oliver. She was kind, gentle, and patient and her sincerity in understanding our pain was so genuine. It has been just over 6 months now. Our hearts are still broken over the loss of Oliver, but we find peace and comfort in knowing that we gave him the most beautiful transition possible. I now always encourage people to go to the website to learn as much as possible before they need the service. When the time comes for our future pets, we will certainly choose Lap of Love. Hopefully, Dr. Kali will still be around! "Til we meet again our beloved, Beagle Oliver. ""

Hella Spellman
St. Augustine, Florida

"I had to make the difficult call for my son today to have their family pet of 16 years put down. We have never used Lapoflove services before. with our own pets in the past we used our own vet at their office. Which is 100% night & day from what we witnessed today with Dr. Kali. She was the most compassionate DVM we have come across in this very sad process pet owners have to make. She allowed the time for our family from start to finish. She was very respectful for our sons dog handling & respectful toward the family grieving. We can not praise Dr. Kali enough. And God bless her for what she does.

We will use Lapoflove in the future for our dog. thank you again for the compassion that was shown even on the phone making the appt. Today. We will miss Samson forever. He was a Black Chinese chow - chow that was the families protector. Loyal, loving pet. RIP Sammy boy . You were an old soul. We love you."

Diane Smith
St augustine, Florida

"Thank you Dr. Kali. You made a very sad event much more bearable with your compassionate care and concern not only for Daisy, but for me. The service you provide is wonderful. I could not have asked for a more peaceful and loving passing for sweet Daisy. Thank you again."

Cheryl Stevens
Palm Coast, Florida

"I can not begin to say the compassion Dr. J had yesterday She was so gentle with Sara, she made sure she was comfortable, she didn't rush, she took her time and she made sure Sara crossed over peacefully. I cant thank her enough"

Susan Arnold
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Florida

"Dr Jimenez was kind, patient, and supportive. It is a very hard thing to do and being able to be home in a safe and peaceful setting meant everything to me and to Lily.

I am thankful for this service and would recommend to every pet lover."

Ann Sheahan
St Augustine, Florida

"Putting my dog Cooper down was the hardest decision I've made in my life. Dr. Kali came to my home and was fantastic, her compassion and kindness made this difficult time a little more bearable. She explained everything that was going to happen and took her time with us during the entire process. I would recommend Lap Of Love and especially Dr. Kali Jimenez to anyone. Thank you again Dr. Kali, Cooper and I appreciate everything you did for us."

Jack McCrory
Flagler Beach, 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
“You were the best little mama. Thank you for all the love and sweetness you gave us.”
Cheryl Stevens
January 29, 2021
“Sara, Sara You were always a little shy, but you ran with the best of them. You lost your other sister 5 yrs ago but you hung in there. You had a great 15 years. You went camping, you rode up and down the highway from Fla to NC numerous times per year. You were not impressed when the new puppy came to the house 4 years ago but you learned to ...
Susan Arnold
January 20, 2021
“In memory of Lily. She was the epitome of the perfect rescue dog. Happy for her life and always smiling !”
Ann Sheahan
January 12, 2021
“I never realized when I met you 14 years ago how much I would bond with you. I met you when I was just a teenager but you were with me from 16 to 30 years old, and how much my life had changed but you were constant and always the same. You were my buddy, my little brother, and my friend. I would take you on adventures to the beach and have the ...
Megan Foster
November 22, 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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