Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$265

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.

Euthanasia$265

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.

Geriatric Consultation$265

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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 (pre-arranged)$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$110
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$135
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$160
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$185

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.

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, DVM

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, DVM

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, DVM

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.

 

"From the moment I got in touch with Lap of Love, I felt nothing but compassion and understanding. Dr. Mary was amazing. She mad the whole process easy and peaceful. I know Gracie passed away peacefully. Thank you Lap of Love and Dr. Mary!"

Kathy Dye
Beech Grove, Indiana

"I dreaded the thought of loading up Lilly and taking her to the vets to pass on a cold table. Just seemed so harsh. A friend thankfully told me about Lap of Love and we are so thankful. The whole process was very smooth and everyone you talked to was so caring. Dr. Dan was amazing. Professional, caring, and patient. He made sure this hard time was both easy for us as a family as well as for Lilly. Thanks!"

Jeremy Stacy
Carmel, Indiana

"We are thankful for Dr. Dan, who comes to our home, doesn't judge us for caring more about pets, than home furnishings.... He allows our fur babies to pass in there own home, and gives us time to be sad before and after... He has now helped us with Sherman, Charlie Ray, Taz, and Gunny yesterday, and one little kitten with wet fip in our cat rescue ...."

Jenny Jones
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was absolutely wonderful. We were so grateful to be able to spend Lucy's last day together at our home. Her last moments at the house were so peaceful, and we could not have asked for a better experience for all of us."

Minda Hohl
Indianapolis, Indiana

"We had to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to two of our beloved pets within the last four months. Dr. Mary was there to help us with those decisions and we will always be grateful for her kindness and compassion. Every pet deserves this one final gift of peace and tranquility as a way to honor them and all they have given to their family. Our family highly recommends Lap of Love for this service, and if you can request Dr. Mary you will not be disappointed."

Dawn Stancombe
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Mary was the perfect fit to help our Diesel pass on. She was patient, kind and truly put us at ease with this hard decision. We are SO happy we used Lap of Love and are grateful this service exists!"

Bethany Morningstar
Zionsville, 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
“Gracie will be missed. She was a member of the family! She was the dog everyone knew in the neighborhood. She brought joy to those who knew her.”
Kathy Dye
March 30, 2019
“Lilly,
You were the best dog a family could ask for. You were loving and gentle for a big German Shepherd. We will never forget the 16 years of joy you provided to our family. I hope you are running wild with Schep (brother) in heaven. We will see you again one day.

Jeremy, Stephanie, Maddie, & Easton”
Jeremy Stacy
March 24, 2019
“In my mind see him as a healthy, and happy dog running, and playing in a big field, with blowing oat grass on a sunny day with big white fluffy clouds in the sky. No pain, all legs on the ground and running and playing, tail waging ears flying in the wind.
I sure hope he is!
R. I. P. Little Gunny who I found on highway 70 in 2005?2006 on a ...
Jenny Jones
March 9, 2019
“Lucy was a true beagle. She had so much fun as long as her nose was to the ground. She never met a dog, cat, or human that she didn't like. We were so lucky to have her in our family for the last 10 years. Lucy loved sniffing around the backyard during any weather - even in the pouring rain! We will never forget her howl, her funny run, and her ...
Minda Hohl
March 4, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, IN 46077

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