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 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$150
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$175

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

"Thank you so much Dr Kali for everything. We now feel like Logan is still here with us and will always find his way home. This is tough, but saying goodbye is never easy to do when you love them."


St Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali was incredibly compassionate and made such a difficult time a little more bearable. She has been so helpful to our family during the grieving process, providing us the appropriate support and resources to honor Parker's life and navigate this change. I cannot thank her and this company enough for being able to provide us with this service and helping to give our boy the most peaceful transition we could have asked for."

Elizabeth Shaftel
Saint Johns, Florida

"After watching my beloved Toy Manchester Terrier "Little Bit" decline in health after 13 wonderful years, I wanted her to be with me and not at the vets for her last day. Little Bit never left my side, she was always at work with me for years, then she sat by my side at home, and cuddled with me under her very own cover in bed. We were never separated. It was very painful but I contacted Lap Of Love and spoke to a very caring lady on the phone who answered all my questions and helped me make an appointment for Dr. Kali to come out that same day. Dr Kali was so kind and caring and I was able to hold my "darling" as she breathed her last. I had her cremated thru the service option and she is now with me in a beautiful wood carved box with her name on a brass plate. I had not expected her coming back in such a nice way. I thank Lap of Love for the thoughtfulness of taking care of the small details of how to handle her remains in such a kind and caring way that was so important to me.

Little Bit can never be replaced but I have her with me always in my heart, And the knowledge she was able to be with me in her last moments, because of Dr Kali, means so much.

Thank you Dr Kali

from the both of us."

Faye Glover
Jacksonville, Florida

"Dr. Kali was so kind and caring during this difficult time. I’m really grateful for her kindness and professionalism."

Lucy Evans
St. Augustine, Florida

"We were blessed to have Dr. Kali help us say good-bye to our Maisy. Maisy seemed to know Dr. Kali had come to help her. Dr. Kali came into our home spoke to Maisy and started petting her. It was strange to see this as Maisy had been senile for many months and did not want to be touched. The comfort and compassion Dr. Kali offered was touching and helpful to us in our time of pain as we were saying good-bye to our beloved friend and pet. Every aspect of Maisy's passing was done with dignity. I will always use Laps of Love in the future when it comes time to say good-bye to our other furry family members, and I hope Dr. Kali will be there for us then. Thank you Dr. Kali."

Sherry Tindall
Palatka, Florida

"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

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
“Logan, you were the best dog anyone could have ever hoped for. We rescued you when you needed a home, and in return you have rescued us every day since. You will be truly missed. We love you old man. XOXOX”
January 7, 2020
“I keep hoping that I’m going to wake up from this bad dream and that you’ll be curled up next to me on the bed. After you were diagnosed with lymphoma on September 25, 2019, life has been a bit of a blur for us. I knew something was going on, but didn’t suspect cancer. It’s like you were fine and then all of the sudden, you weren’t. We were ...
Elizabeth Shaftel
January 4, 2020
“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
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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