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 49 pounds$235
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$285
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$310
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$360

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory at no extra charge.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$125
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$155
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$185
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$200

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 in a garden. 

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 or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice, but cannot guarantee that. 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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Daniel

Daniel Genatiempo

I grew up in northeastern Indiana, and knew from the time I was in high school that I was going to be a veterinarian.  After completing my undergraduate work at Butler University I spent two years working toward a master's degree in veterinary microbiology at Texas A&M University.  I completed my DVM at Texas A&M in 2003.  After returning to the Indianapolis area I spent one year in a private practice internship and nearly 12 years in small animal private practice before dedicating my services to end of life care. 

During my years in private practice I discovered that I had an aptitude for end of life care and euthanasia.  Many clients have told me that they feel it must be the most difficult part of being a veterinarian.  My response has always been that it's all about how you view it.  I have always viewed it as on opportunity to allow an animal to pass peacefully and comfortably, a final gift of kindness to them.

 

Dr. Amy

Amy Czarnecki

I grew up in rural Michigan surrounded by pets of all kind. I always knew that animals would be a large part of my life, but my fate was cemented when I volunteered at a small animal clinic while attending Albion College. Upon graduation from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, my husband and I started our migration south - first spending several years in the Washington D.C. area and then settling in Savannah, Georgia for 12 years to raise our family. We returned to our Midwestern roots in the summer of 2019. I have always loved medicine- my areas of special interest include dentistry/oral surgery, internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice care. I am particularly passionate about client education and fostering a team approach with owners when it comes to patient care. 

During my many year in private practice, I realized that providing peace with dignity at the end of a beloved animal’s life was something that I believed strongly in; protecting the “human-animal bond” from beginning to end is my priority.  Having lost one of the great loves of my life several years ago, I found such peace in being able to say goodbye in our backyard beneath her favorite tree; she was surrounded by her family in a place she loved.  I will always hold this memory in my heart and have dedicated myself to help others find the same comfort when they make that most selfless decision of all to let a loved one go.  I am always humbled when a family allows me to be a part of this final moment and am thankful to be able to serve them in this way. 

I love this poem written by my daughter (then age 10) after we let our beloved Maizy go.  This is what it is all about- my daughter will forever have this special memory of getting to be a part of this beautiful circle of life. 

“Letting Go”- by Addyson Czarnecki 

My mood was dark that summer day 

She got too old to even play 

My heart ached as I drew her near 

All I wanted was to ease her fear 

On a blanket under her favorite tree 

We made the choice to set her free 

I buried my face in her soft, orange fur 

I had never known my life without her 

As minutes passed her heart began to slow 

It was so hard to finally let her go 

I sat there in silence, not knowing what to say 

Then my dad gently picked her up and carried her away 

I know she is at peace now up above 

My sweet old Maizy will never lose my love 

Dr. Mary

Mary Kovach

I grew up in Lebanon, Indiana. After living in several states as well as a different country, I returned home to raise my family. This is the place where I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian. When I was 4 years old, the family veterinarian saved my cat, Yellow, after he was hit by a car. Yellow returned home with his hind leg amputated but I was in awe of the doctor's compassion. I knew I had found my calling. I worked in a veterinary clinic as soon as one was willing to hire me. While in high school, I also discovered a love for aviation and decided to pursue a degree in it at Purdue. During an internship with a regional airline, I knew I had to return to my original passion for veterinary medicine. I started my pre-veterinary studies at Lincoln Memorial University in East Tennessee. Afterward, I completed my DVM at Ross University, with my clinical year done at Purdue, in 2012.

After graduation, I spent several years in private practice and emergency medicine. From my first experiences as a high school student working in a clinic to practicing as a Doctor, I have always viewed euthanasia and end of life care as a gift to the patients. I have lost many beloved pets throughout the years. Each loss has given me a deep appreciation for my colleagues that helped us through their final moments.

I know how difficult it is to say goodbye to a pet, and I appreciate how selfless this final act is for you. We are blessed in this field to have the opportunity to end a pet's suffering. My priority is to do so with respect and tranquility.

About Daniel Genatiempo

I grew up in northeastern Indiana, and knew from the time I was in high school that I was going to be a veterinarian.  After completing my undergraduate work at Butler University I spent two years working toward a master's degree in veterinary microbiology at Texas A&M University.  I completed my DVM at Texas A&M in 2003.  After returning to the Indianapolis area I spent one year in a private practice internship and nearly 12 years in small animal private practice before dedicating my services to end of life care. 

During my years in private practice I discovered that I had an aptitude for end of life care and euthanasia.  Many clients have told me that they feel it must be the most difficult part of being a veterinarian.  My response has always been that it's all about how you view it.  I have always viewed it as on opportunity to allow an animal to pass peacefully and comfortably, a final gift of kindness to them.

 

"Dr Amy was very compassionate and was a great relief in a time of sadness for our family. She has particularly helped my wife through this difficult time and for that I am grateful."

Derek Keister
Greenwood, Indiana

"Dr Mary was so kind and patient. She let me give Gabe 2 triple chocolate muffins, one before procedure and Doug gave him a second one while being sedated. She kept telling us we could take our time, don't hurry and embrace the moments. She was a blessing to a torn up family. Thank you Dr Mary."

Donna Lawlis
Camby, Indiana

"We have repeatedly talked about what a gift Dr. Amy and Lap of Love gave us the morning she helped us let Bosco go to wait for us at the Bridge..

The stress and sadness of the time was made even worse having to make the decision in the midst of the Covid19 quarantine. I was worried we would not be able to have someone come or that we would not be able to be with him. That was not the case at all.

Dr. Amy is a beautiful person inside and out and we were so fortunate to have the help of such a dedicated and compassionate vet. Doing this service is truly her calling. She was gentle and loving and did not rush us. She made sure we had time to let our other dog come in to see Bosco after he had passed. We helped her take the stretcher with Bosco's body to her car. Knowing that she had personally checked out the crematorium and highly recommended their service was a comfort.

Dr. Amy wrote to us several times over the next few days to see how we were dealing with our grief, urging us to leave a memorial, and offering to help in any way she might be needed.

We were so pleased with the experience, difficult as it was, and were blessed to have Bosco in Dr. Amy's care. He would have LOVED her! Many thanks - Ann and Dick Butwin"

Ann Butwin
Carmel, Indiana

"It was time for my best buddy, Bailey (16), to cross the rainbow bridge but the only problem was that the COVID-19 pandemic was happening and my veterinarian was not allowing clients inside the building. For me, it was not an option for Bailey to be without me. I thank God for Dr. Dan Genatiempo at Lap of Love. We could not have asked for a more empathetic, compassionate, patient, and kind doctor to help us through this heart wrenching time."

Joni Reeves
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I knew when it was time to say goodbye to our wonderful sassy tabby cat, Moose, that I wanted him to be able to stay here at home. I had found Lap of Love in an online search, and our vet also mentioned them the same week that I realized Moose's condition was declining. Mid-week I contacted Lap of Love and spoke with Joshua, who was so kind, and took our initial info. When I called to set up the appointment a few days later, they were just as kind. Dr. Dan came out to our house and was absolutely as kind and compassionate as you could possibly want. We all were able to spend time with Moose and say goodbye, and I sat with him the entire time. It was the most peaceful passing and I don't have a traumatic memory of taking him to the vet clinic - the place he hated most in the world. I will ALWAYS recommend Lap of Love to anyone in the tough position of having to say goodbye to their best furry friends. It's the best toughest decision you could ever make. Moose was treated with love and dignity the entire time and I will never forget that. Thank you so much."

Samantha R.
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Amy truly made this an amazing experience. Norman hated being in the car, so having someone come into my home was a blessing. Amy kept the conversations happy, and complemented every aspect of Norman. When he was gone, she gave me my last moments with him, which I will cherish forever. His paw print is extra special thanks to the clay heart that Amy’s daughter hand makes. That is such a sweet and personal touch, and I will remember Amy forever, and the gift that she gave Norman. Thank you, Dr. Amy!"

Sidney Cravens
Indianapolis, Indiana

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Pet Loss Support Group

  (317) 872-5650

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Emergency Clinic

  (317) 872-8387

MedVet Indianapolis
9650 Mayflower Park Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

Pet Loss Support Group

  (317) 872-8387

MedVet

Emergency Clinic

  (317) 578-4100

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
7712 Crosspoint Commons
Fishers, IN 46038

Emergency Clinic

  (317) 782-4484

IndyVet
5425 Victory Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46203

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

Our veterinarians proudly serve families in the greater Indianapolis area including surrounding Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, and Hendricks counties. There may be a travel fee of $30-50 based on distance and travel time. 

Pet Memorials
“Bruno was 'the' dog for me. I will never have another dog like him. He was the sweetest boy and loved everyone. I miss the greetings at the door everyday I came home. I miss him sitting next to me and begging for kisses. He loved hanging out with and doing whatever we were doing. He just wanted to be with us. There wasnt a person that met him that ...
Derek Keister
May 20, 2020
“Gabe was my youngest son's 16 birthday gift. He was really a gift to everyone who was blessed to be around him. Gabe stayed with me as my youngest went off to Purdue. Gabe and I became inseparable and the boys (3) called him "their 4 legged furry brother". We took many vacations together, if Gabe could not go, I did not. He was not a big fan ...
Donna Lawlis
May 19, 2020
“Bosco was a beautiful, comical, sweet and gentle boy who loved everyone and everything. He was and will remain my heart dog. We are so blessed to have had him for 13 of his 15 years as part of our family through many happy and sad times. He was the most empathetic, kind and happy soul. A 60 lb. lap dog.

Our other dog, Boone, relied on ...
Ann Butwin
April 21, 2020
“My sweet Norman was the king of cuddles, spending almost everyday snuggled up to me on the couch. He had the best personality I’ve ever seen in a cat. He really was a special soul and I will miss him everyday!”
Sidney Cravens
April 18, 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
P.O. Box 387
Zionsville, Indiana 46077

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