PRICING AND INFORMATION

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 Eve, 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$100
Pets 100 - 200 pounds$150

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 phenomenal. She was so patient and kind during such an incredibly difficult time and handled it so well. I am so thankful I found Lap of Love to help me through this."

Katerina Palaj
Jacksonville, Florida

"I was so glad I found Lap of Love to help us through this difficult time. We have never been I this situation before and Dr. Kali was so compassionate. She took her time and explained everything and made sure that we were ready before she proceeded with any part of the procedure. She even sat right down on the hard dirty ground through the whole procedure because the area was Gizmos favorite place and we thought it fitting to send him off from there. Dr. Kali also spent time with our other much younger dog who was having some difficulty understanding what was going on. She let Lacey have the time to sniff everything out and cuddle up to Gizmo and gave her time to say her goodbye when things were done.

From the time the phone was answered when I made my initial inquiry phone call, to the setting of the appointment and the procedure had itself, I felt nothing but understanding and compassion. It was one of the hardest things we've ever had to go through it we were very thankful for the compassionate care we received."

Debbie Michels
St Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali Jimenez is awesome. You could not ask for a more compassionate person to help you through this process."

Elliot Bavier
Ponte Vedra, Florida

"I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Kali Jimenez and Lap of Love. The process of saying goodbye to a pet is heartbreaking, and I'm so incredibly thankful for Dr. Kali's compassion towards both my senior dog and myself as well as her guidance and knowledge. I'm hoping that I don't need Lap of Love again anytime soon but if I do, I'm truly grateful they exist."

Melissa White
Jacksonville Beach, Florida

"I am so glad we had Dr. Kali and Lap of Love to help us through this heartbreaking process. Dr. Kali was comforting and professional, and knew just when to be silent and let us be with our dog. Having her come to our house made this experience as peaceful as it could possibly be for all of us."

Julia Sachs
St Augustine, Florida

"Dr. Kali was GREAT. She made this very difficult time much easier, I felt like she really cared about Scrappy and I felt like I was sitting with a very good friend while we went through this."

Laura Linzer
Saint 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
“My dear Sarah Bear, you were the most amazing pet and I miss you dearly. Walking into the house just isnt the same without your wagging helicopter tail. You were such a companion dog and wanted to be by my side every moment. When you were little you loved hopping around the yard like a bunny and thinking you were the toughest pup on the block. ...
Katerina Palaj
September 3, 2019
“We already miss you so much. I'm glad that we were able to help you cross the Rainbow Bridge in a dignified and compassionate way, but know that it was such a hard decision to make. We wanted to make sure you got the send off you deserved and that we could be with you instead of it possibly happening on its own when we weren't with you. I am so ...
Debbie Michels
August 17, 2019
“Words cannot express how sad we are to lose Toby. He gave me 15 years of loyalty and companionship. He was truly a best friend and the best dog we could ask for. He took on my personality of being super laid back and he was always down to do anything and everything with us. He was with us in all of our moves across the country, ups and downs ...
Laura Corrales
June 12, 2019
“Miss you my little nugget, after you passed I wanted to listen to my music, i know you knew how much I love music and you would let me dance with you. When I turned on my play list, there was a song I didn't recognize and I KNOW I didn't put it on there because it's not what I usually listen to. I was " It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day" from the Secret ...
Laura Linzer
June 10, 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 32086

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