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 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 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. 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 Mary provided excellent service and compassion. Such personal, caring service that we will always send our dogs to Rainbow Bridge from the comfort and peace of our home."

Blaine and Jennifer Eads
Carmel, Indiana

"Thank you so much Dr Genatiempo. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding during my time of loss. You didn't rush me at all and gave me as much time with Lilly as I needed. You were very compassionate and understanding. You made the process as easy as you could. I can't thank you enough and the Lap of Love associates whom I spoke with on the phone when scheduling the appointment. You are all very sweet and let me talk as much as I needed without being in a rush. I would recommend Lap of Love to anyone who has to go through the loss of a loved furry family member."

Cheryl Jarnigan
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I do not think I have quite the right words to express my gratitude for Dr. Dan, but I will try. On what was possibly one of the saddest and most difficult days of my life, Dr. Dan treated me, my friends, and Sassy with such compassion, empathy, patience, and kindness. Although I do not know how he and Dr. Mary do what they do without losing a piece of their hearts each time, I am SO thankful for them. They are angels here on this earth. Dr. Dan was so sweet and respectful with us. I felt like he was a friend even though I had just met him. There is not anything I would have wanted to change about October 4, 2019 except to have my Sassy girl with me......healthy and happy. Dr. Dan allowed my girl to cross over the rainbow bridge with dignity and completely surrounded by love. To say "thank you" simply is not enough. I hope you understand what you provide to others.

Sue Shepherd

Indianapolis Fire Department"

SUE SHEPHERD
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was kind, gentle, and compassionate during one of the hardest days of our lives. He was very good to Swift and very patient with us as we let her go. Thank you, Dr. Dan."

Russell Pickett
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I have to say that having this service is such a blessing. Creed was able to be at home with all of the people and his fur baby brothers that loved him. I have had to put my last GSD down at the vet's office, not that the staffing did anything wrong, but the experience for Greda was so upsetting for her. Creed, it was so peaceful for him, which is what mattered. Also Dr. Mary gave all of us, (even Moose, Creed's chocolate lab fur brother and Max, his cat fur brother) as much time as we needed during the whole process. Dr. Mary was so very kind and understanding. All of us are so very blessed that Dr. Mary was there to help us all take these steps. I can never thank you all enough. Even the gentleman that I spoke to Friday night to setup the appointment, was so kind and understanding. Thank you Laps Of Love for all that you do, God Bless you, Marshella"

marshella romine
Plainfield, Indiana

"We can't thank Dr. Dan enough for his gentle demeanor and the respect and dignity he showed to Leelee during her passing. Thank you for making a terrible event the best it could possibly be Dr. Dan!"

Kacy Mcmullin
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
“Forever in our hearts. Run free, Auggie. We will meet you at Rainbow Bridge.”
Blaine and Jennifer Eads
October 17, 2019
“Lilly, I loved you from the moment I saw you. I loved that you had black hair over one eye and the rest of your face and other eye was white. You brought so much joy to our family over the years. You were always so loving and adored having as much attention as anyone would give you. You were my constant companion, always by my side following me ...
Cheryl Jarnigan
October 12, 2019
“To my one and only Sassy. You truly are my "heart dog".......that dog who matched my spirit. I am forever grateful for having you in my life. From day one, you enriched my world beyond description. You gave me so much and I can only hope that I did the same for you, my sweet girl. There was not a person who met you who did not fall in love ...
SUE SHEPHERD
October 10, 2019
“Swift was our baby and the light of our lives. She survived one round of osteosarcoma for nearly three years before it came back for her. She was the best dog and we're gutted to have lost her. Our lives were immeasurably better for having her in them, and immeasurably impoverished by losing her. Please read her story if you have time.”
Russell Pickett
September 25, 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
P.O. Box 387
Zionsville, Indiana 46077

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