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.

 

"This company made a very sad event almost a celebration of the life of Autumn the Cat. Their bedside manner comforted us greatly and the urgency that they brought was outstanding. Thank you Lap of Love for everything. We highly recommend them over any local veterinarian that we contacted. They understood the situation."

Joe and Karen Cielinski
Brownsburg, Indiana

"Thank you Dr Mary for helping put Scooby to rest. I so much appreciate the reassurance you provided that it was indeed the right thing to do for him. Dr Mary, you guided and handled the experience in a loving and peaceful way. It was quite a rainstorm that morning and, perhaps coincidentally, there was a very loud clap of thunder at the exact moment Scooby left us. I will always smile thinking about all the ornery things Scooby would do and it's perfect that he left with such a bang! We love you Scooby and we will sure miss your nose to our nose rubs!"

Janelle Gilbert
Carmel, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was wonderful and did not rush us at all and explained everything to us. My two daughters were with me. It was the best decision I made to have lap of love to help with this process."

Joni Spears
Mulberry, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was so caring and calming to us during the procedure. He made us feel comfortable to take all of the time we needed. He was wonderful."

Sheila Jackson
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was amazing. He let us know exactly what he was doing and was very patient with us as we were saying our final goodbyes. I am exceedingly glad that our regular vet recommended Lap of Love and Dr. Dan. His job isn't easy, but we are forever grateful for him.

Casey"

Casey Windhorst
Avon, Indiana

"Dr. Mary,

We cannot express our gratitude enough for what you were able to do for our Boo. The compassion, the respect, and the dignity you provided for us and for him...the English language does not have words meaningful enough to describe the comfort you were able to provide. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Compassion and love transcends all boundaries. Experiencing loss produces pain in our hearts that requires others to come by our side to help guide us and let us know we are not alone in our journey. You helped us so much and more significantly, you helped guide our big fella, Boo over the rainbow bridge. Love and peace, always."

Tami and Tim Jacobs
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
“I am going to miss my best friend and loyal companion for the last 17 yrs. she always listened and always wanted to be on my lap as soon as I set down. You don’t realize how lost you are until they are gone. I know she is not suffering anymore and I will miss her so much.”
Joni Spears
May 28, 2019
“My very first furbaby, you were the most loving companion I could have ever dreamed of. You were there when I was down and always needed a nuzzle. I miss you daily, our house is so quiet with you gone.”
Casey Windhorst
May 24, 2019
“To our sweet Cali...you were just a month short of your 17th birthday. You were a wonderful dog, and we were lucky to be you humans all of these years. I’ll miss giving you your Cheerios each morning and your excitement for popcorn. We loved you and will miss you terribly and hope you are scampering in doggy heaven with Wally ”
Sheila Jackson
May 24, 2019
“Brent was my first best friend in Indy and every moment Becca and I shared with him will be a treasured memory forever. Brent will always hold a special place in my heart as my first baby boy. He gave richness to my life and I'll always be grateful for how and when he came into my life. Love always to my special silly boy, who saved me from years ...
Alex Sheridan
May 15, 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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