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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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 veterinarians in your area. 

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.

 

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.

 

"Dr Dan was amazing we think he was heaven sent he was so gentle with our baby walked us through every thing he did .. He has a gift and a way with pets and the owners.. We are thankful and blessed to have had him for this hard time."

Tammy Baxter
Indiana, Indiana

"My husband and I have had the privilege of parenting

several wonderful dogs over the past 35 years.

It never gets easier to say goodbye.

Our hope is always that the end will be painless and peaceful.

This is our first experience with Lap of Love, and it is obvious

that their hope is the same as ours. We truly appreciated

Dr. Dan's sympathy, empathy, and professionalism. Colby

died about an hour before Dr. Dan was scheduled to arrive.

He was so respectful of her as he put her on a stretcher

and we loaded her into his vehicle. Having Dr. Dan come

to our home, was far better than trying to load

a large dog into our car for a stressful last trip to the

vet's office."

Susan and Gary Rice
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was very kind, patient and gentle. He didn't rush our final moments and made sure my boy felt no pain."


Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr Dan was very compassionate. Absolute professional. Wish we had met under better circumstances"

Jim Kurowski
Brownsburg, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was amazing! He was so kind, caring and considerate of our feelings. He gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye to our dear family pet."

Nicole hughes
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was wonderful! He was caring and patient throughout the whole process. We wouldn't have changed a thing!"

Kristie Hawkins
Carmel, 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
“Adaline was our every thing..such an amazing girl..she was there for me when I lost my sweet mother ..she was a daddy's girl he was her very best friend... Grandkids loved her big time.every one she meet loved her.”
Tammy Baxter
April 15, 2018
“I don't think I will ever forget the brown eyes that looked directly into my soul. We knew nothing about Colby when she came to us at age five, but from the beginning we knew she would be a very special friend, and she was, for six very short years. It isn't possible to put into words the bond that is possible between human and animal. But you ...
Susan and Gary Rice
April 6, 2018
“My sweet boy... we had to say goodbye far too early. I remember the day I brought you home. A little tuxedo fluff ball playing in the grass. A ball of energy. I knew it was meant to be. Nearly 7 years later, and you told me it was time. For the first time in days you curled up next to me, purred... and as you stared into my eyes, you said it all. ...
April 2, 2018
“Farewell old friend! You will be missed greatly by your family. Walks won’t be the same without you. I’ll miss you snagging tomatoes off the vine even though it use to make me mad!”
Jim Kurowski
March 26, 2018
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.


Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 387
Zionsville, IN 46077

In the News
Lap Of Love Locations
Arizona
California
Colorado
DC
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington