Pricing and Information


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. Genatiempo was incredibly empathetic and helped to make a difficult moment as peaceful as possible. He made sure that our beloved dog was comfortable and allowed him to spend his last moments with our family. I can't thank Dr. Genatiempo enough for his kindness and compassion."

Nina Roesner
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Mary, What you do and how you do it is AMAZING!! There are not enough words to praise you and this service. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Just knowing she's in heaven with my Dad who was crazy about her. And that all the pain and suffering is gone. Thank you Thank you Linda & Tom Retherford and Matt Burden"

LINDA RETHERFORD
Plainfield, Indiana

"This was the best decision to make for Johnny. The thought of taking him to the vet to be put to sleep made me sad. I wanted him to be home with us. We have a baby with disabilities and leaving isn’t always easy. Taking Fritzy, Romy and Johnny to the vet would have been pure chaos for us all. Dr. Mary was awesome and personable. What a wonderful person! Not only did she make it easier on us all, she was so good with Romy, our 4 year old. Helping her understand why we were putting Johnny to sleep. Thank you for having patience with her and thank you for helping Johnny pass at home were he belonged."

Amber Michael
Carmel, Indiana

"I can’t recommend Lap of Love enough. Smudge was at home and not stressed at an office. She was surrounded by people she loved and was happy and calm. I will never do this any other way. The doctor was gentle and soothing and explained everything as he did it. Most of all smudge was happy and we were not rushed in any way to hurry our grief along. Amazing service they provide."

Shari Hagan
Mooresville, Indiana

"This was a painful decision we had to make for our beloved Daisy Mae. We knew that we wanted the experience to be as natural as possible for Daisy and the least traumatic for Daisy as well as our family. It was upsetting to me to think about taking Daisy to the unfamiliar vet office with strange smells and memories of painful exams and shots. I was relieved that I found a vet who would come to our home. Dr. Mary was so caring and compassionate from the minute she walked into the door. She was patient and understanding of our every need. She was respectful of our feelings and allowed us to choose where Daisy was most comfortable (outside in the sun-her favorite place). She was mindful to include the entire family throughout the process even calling us by our names.. She first made Daisy comfortable with sedation, waiting patiently to see if she was sedated enough. When she saw that Daisy wasn’t sedated enough, she didn’t hesitate to give her a little more sedation. Dr. Mary was very gentle with Daisy and once she did become sedated, it was comforting to see how relaxed Daisy was. She was again the relaxed cat I remember so well, sprawled out on my son’s lap in the warmth of the sunlight. Dr. Mary waited until we were ready. As horrible as it was to say good-bye to our sweet kitty, our entire family agreed that this was the most peaceful way that Daisy May could have crossed that rainbow bridge. Dr. Mary made our sad goodbye to Daisy May as perfect experience as it possibly could have been. Thank you, Dr. Mary, for helping our family through this difficult time."

Melissa Lee
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Mary gave me a gift that I will never be able to repay, but will forever be grateful for her generosity.

Her care with me, blubbering all the time, loving on Krystal and saying something calming or not saying anything at all, just a hand to hold in order to help me.

She was so incredibly gentle with Krystal and told me everything she was doing so I wasn't surprised, and gave me additional information about the after care process that I certainly, now understand, and so appreciate. Krystal seem to trust her when she first walked in so it may the transition easier to process.

Dr Mary IS a gift, and one that I will treasure, and remember always.

With respect,

Susan Richards"

Susan Richards
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
“Dotty, you will never be forgotten.
Your eyes looked into our souls.
We always knew how much you loved us.
You were our sweet angel baby!”
LINDA RETHERFORD
August 8, 2019
“Johnny Aka Little Guy Sadly we had to say good bye to the funniest and best cat a family could ever have. Not only could you play fetch, open cabinets to feed yourself, but you were the best spooner, in the whole wide world. 🌎Whatever (in your 17 years) we went through, you went through also. You’ve always been there. ❤️ God this sucks... 😔 ...
Amber Michael
July 17, 2019
“Smudge, Smo,sassafras, big girl, my love., she was loved by so many people. She was my constant companion for the past six years and especially these past two have meant the most to me having her. I can’t put into words anymore than this. She was my baby girl. I love her so much and will miss her more than anyone knows.”
Shari Hagan
July 15, 2019
“Krystal

Remember the day we met? I sat down on the patio of your foster parent’s home, and you ran up to me, looked me straight in the eyes and said – would you make me your furever daughter? – then you ran off to play with the other pups and kept coming back asking me the same question, and you kissed me every time.

I brought you home that ...
Susan Richards
July 1, 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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