Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


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.


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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$225
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$350

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$100
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$150
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$175

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. 


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

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.


"I can't say enough about Dr. Dan. He was so considerate and caring with us and Elsa! He explained everything and allowed us as much time as we needed! He was so gentle with Elsa even after she had passed. He made this difficult time easier! I am grateful Elsa was able to pass here at home. Thank you."

Beth Penn
Plainfield, Indiana

"Dr. Dan had so much compassion and understanding of what we were going through...he walked us thru every step and was just a true blessing to have him in our home to help with this transition! Thanks so much Dr. Dan!"

Shari King
Morgantown, Indiana

"Doctor Dan (as he introduced himself) was a very kind and comforting presence during this painful time. He has an enormously reassuring and soothing manner and showed great and kindness, care, respect and consideration for my furry, little, loved one. You hope to never be in need of such services but if you are, you could place yourself and your loved one in no better hands."

KM Smith
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Lap of Love service helped make a significantly difficult situation as humane and caring as this type of decision can be."

Avon, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was very compassionate during a very distressing time. Dr. Dan was very empathetic and talked me through the entire process as it was happening. He also provided for some memories like collecting a paw print and fur clippings that I didn't expect. Because of Dr. Dan, Darcy's final moments was the peaceful, non-traumatic experience I had hoped for her."

Scott Showen
Frankton, Indiana

"Dr. Dan and Lap of Love made our difficult decision so much easier. Oscar was a dog with a lot of anxiety on his good days. Going to a veterinary office for the last moments of his life would have been traumatic and difficult for all of us. Because of Dr. Dan and Lap of Love, we were able to spend Oscar's last moments on our own couch, in our own home, with no anxiety for Oscar at all. Dr. Dan could not have been more compassionate and genuine. I highly recommend Lap of Love and specifically Dr. Dan. Thank you so much for providing this important service."

Susie Knoll
Westfield, 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


Emergency Clinic

  (317) 578-4100

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
7712 Crosspoint Commons
Fishers, IN 46038

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Dr. Dan proudly serves 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
“My sweet Elsa- It is hard to find the words to express my love for you! You came to me at a time when I desperately needed to slow down. I learned patience and perseverance from watching you! I will never understand why your previous owner chose to get rid of you. You were the sweetest soul I have ever met. My only regret is that I didn't find you ...
Beth Penn
June 17, 2017
“Mini Cooper came to us the size of a football, then grew into a 120 pound lapdog! She was the best dog ever! She loved her dog sisters and brother and especially her cat sisters and brother! She was the best dog ever and our experience with Dr. Dan was truly amazing!”
Shari King
June 7, 2017
“RIP, Dim. You were the sweetest-natured kitty in the world. You were always gentle and affectionate and never displayed even the smallest mean streak - not even to the vet. At the end of even the worst day, your complete adoration and total devotion made me sure I must have done something right. From the quiet padding of your feet on the ...
KM Smith
June 6, 2017
“With sad hearts earlier this week we said good-bye to our family dog, Jack. Jack was more than a dog, he was a member of the family (immediate, extended, framily), neighbor (Highland, Bartlesville & Avon), friend to many. At 16 years and 2 months (113 in dog years), he lived a long life. He was called Jack, Pretty Dog, Happy Jack, Jackers, ...
April 14, 2017
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

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