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.

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 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

"Dr. Kali was so loving, compassionate and gentle with my boy. She made the experience and decision easier. It meant so much to us that we could do it at home where he felt safe and comfortable rather than at the vet where he got stressed. Thank you again, Dr. Kali."

Kaley Mullen
FLEMING ISLAND, Florida

"Kali was very compassionate and kind Vet. She explained the process to us and checked Sammy out. Kali did not rush us let us take as much time as we needed to say goodbye. I know it was the best way for Sammy to go. (will always miss her) Sammy was out of pain but my pain began.

Thanks so much for Kali and Lap of Love"

Diana Hammons
Jacksonville, Florida

"Dr Kali was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a more loving and comfortable experience with a situation that was devastating for me. She exudes love and compassion for the animals and the human families. I am so grateful that she was doctor put in my life that day."

Jacqueline GROSSO
Saint Augustine, Florida

"I wanted to thank Dr. Kali for coming out to help Mocha cross over to the rainbow bridge. I started to cry as soon as she got out of her car and she asked if she could hug me. She was very patient with all of us and answered any questions we had. She was so sweet and gentle with Mocha. She had a hard time finding a good vein but kept telling Mocha what a good girl she was. I was so grateful Mocha could leave us in her own bed in her home surrounded by those that loved her so, especially since she had just been at the vets office for 3 days and nights, I could not bear the thought of her having to be down at the vets office. It was a blessing they had an appointment when we needed it. I cannot say enough about this service. It takes an amazing person to do this for others to have this piece of mind although its very painful for all. Thank you so much Dr. Kali god bless you!"

Linda Willever
Jacksonville,, Florida

"Dr. Kali was so kind. Not only explained everything but helped assist with my other cat sweet pea including her on the saying of good by to Calvin."

Patsy Rankin
St. Augustine, Florida

"Thank you Dr. Kali for your tender love and compassion for my Little Boy Kitty and for me. You were wonderful and my sweet boy didn't suffer. I am so glad I had the option to help him pass comfortably and peacefully at home. You are an angel with a very difficult job. I have LBK's paw print next to my bed so I can hear him purr every night.

I will forever be grateful for you and for Lap of Love.

Sincerely,

Joan"

Joan Dickinson
Jacksonville 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
“In Memory of Lou Jack, my tiny universe, my little love, my baby bug, my buggy. Our entire lives revolved around him, especially the last few years. He had a very bad heart murmur, stage 2 kidney disease, a bad gallbladder and Cushings diease by the time everything was said and done. He fought so hard. He was hospitalized back in October/November. ...
Kaley Mullen
March 27, 2020
“Today is only 1 week since I lost my baby girl Sammy. I am still crying and not sleeping. I feel so lost without her by my side where she always sat. I know she was suffering but I wasn't ready to let her go. Sammy is in no pain now I just couldn't watch her suffer anymore. I will miss my baby girl until we meet again.

Love you so much ...
Diana Hammons
March 24, 2020
“I will always cherish the 17 years of unconditional love 💙”
Jacqueline GROSSO
March 22, 2020
“Calvin was my best friend. I adopted him when he was not quite a year old. He had been up for adoption for months. He was banged up , notched and the most perfect demeanor. His name was Calvin and I didn't want to change that. He was so zen. He loved having his own home. He helped raise another kitten stray named sweet pea. She misses him ...
Patsy Rankin
March 8, 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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