Pricing and Information
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

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 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. Amy

Amy Czarnecki

I grew up in rural Michigan surrounded by pets of all kind. I always knew that animals would be a large part of my life, but my fate was cemented when I volunteered at a small animal clinic while attending Albion College. Upon graduation from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, my husband and I started our migration south - first spending several years in the Washington D.C. area and then settling in Savannah, Georgia for 12 years to raise our family. We returned to our Midwestern roots in the summer of 2019. I have always loved medicine- my areas of special interest include dentistry/oral surgery, internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice care. I am particularly passionate about client education and fostering a team approach with owners when it comes to patient care. 

During my many year in private practice, I realized that providing peace with dignity at the end of a beloved animal’s life was something that I believed strongly in; protecting the “human-animal bond” from beginning to end is my priority.  Having lost one of the great loves of my life several years ago, I found such peace in being able to say goodbye in our backyard beneath her favorite tree; she was surrounded by her family in a place she loved.  I will always hold this memory in my heart and have dedicated myself to help others find the same comfort when they make that most selfless decision of all to let a loved one go.  I am always humbled when a family allows me to be a part of this final moment and am thankful to be able to serve them in this way. 

I love this poem written by my daughter (then age 10) after we let our beloved Maizy go.  This is what it is all about- my daughter will forever have this special memory of getting to be a part of this beautiful circle of life. 

“Letting Go”- by Addyson Czarnecki 

My mood was dark that summer day 

She got too old to even play 

My heart ached as I drew her near 

All I wanted was to ease her fear 

On a blanket under her favorite tree 

We made the choice to set her free 

I buried my face in her soft, orange fur 

I had never known my life without her 

As minutes passed her heart began to slow 

It was so hard to finally let her go 

I sat there in silence, not knowing what to say 

Then my dad gently picked her up and carried her away 

I know she is at peace now up above 

My sweet old Maizy will never lose my love 

Dr. Mary

Mary Kovach

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.

 

"Shes very compassionate and wonderful for the family and Zelda."

Ashley Goyette
Fishers, Indiana

"Rex crossed the Rainbow Bridge 🌈 on January 10th 2020....he was 12 years old. My home is so empty without my sweet boy. It is the hardest decision in our lives to let go of our ailing pets.... Dr. Dan helped us with the transition in such a compassionate way, the stress and anxiety associated with the process was not nearly as bad as it is when your pet is taken to a place they already don’t really like to be. Being in my home helped to alleviate some of that. We were not rushed, he gave me and my family all the time we needed before saying goodbye to Rex. I highly recommend Lap of Love when you have to let your precious pet go to heaven. Thank you and God bless you Dr. Dan ❤️"

Clara Louise Cole
Indianapolis, Indiana

"This is never a time that anyone looks forward to, but Dr. Amy was very understanding, respectful and compassionate. She spent time with our family and made an effort to learn about how much our dog Duke meant to us. She explained the process and answered all of questions. She made us all feel as comfortable as anyone could in situations like this. At home euthanasia for us was a Blessing since our boy was 115# and had difficulty walking. Allowing Duke to be home helped with his anxieties as well as ours."

Debbie DuBois
Indianapolis, Indiana

"We are truly at a loss for words as to how to express our immense gratitude to Dr. Amy. Our beloved 13-year old black Lab Duke struggled with severe arthritis in his back legs for the last 18 months that we treated with meds and injections until this past week. After a few days of carrying him outside, we knew the time had come. However, his pain level coupled with his 90 pound size, left us bewildered at how best to get him to our vet. Then we found Laps of Love.

We called early Friday morning and are so lucky Dr. Amy was available that morning. She put us and Duke at ease immediately. He was so comfortable and relaxed she even got a tail wag from him. She loved on him, explained everything to us, reassured us we were making the right decision and then helped him finish his journey. It was very peaceful and we are so grateful we were able to say good-bye and grieve Duke in the privacy of our home.

We are grateful to our regular vets for the care they provided Duke over the course of his life but the service Laps of Love provided in Duke's final hours, provided a level of peace and beauty we didn't think would be possible.

Dr. Amy will always hold a special place in our hearts for the care and love she provided to our family and Duke."

Cyndi McAtee
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Having Dr. Mary come last minute to put our baby at peace felt like having a loving family member visit. I can’t begin to share how peaceful, understanding, and comforting she made the process."

Lisa Wood
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr Dan was very patient and asked us how we wanted to do things and when and gave us plenty of time to mourn our baby boy. Thank you so much!"

Heather Swain
Greenwood, 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
“What can I say? You're a people dog, not one mean bone in your body. Wedge yourself between anyone's legs and sit back, almost making the person fall backwards. Your goofy personality- jumping in front of tv when an animal is on screen, chasing my son Nate around the house playing tag, playing peek a boo between walls before tackling Match or ...
Ashley Goyette
January 25, 2020
“Duke was a big, black Labrador retriever with a personality so big that you just couldn't help but fall in love with him. He had a way about him that captured your heart & certainly has left his paw prints there. Our family was so lucky & Blessed to have had him in our lives for these very short past 13+ years. He let us know that he was ready to ...
Debbie DuBois
January 17, 2020
“Fishy,

This house is so empty without you. I’ll miss you, my little work from home buddy. The kids will miss you even more. Thank you for being ours, even if it wasn’t for as long as we all had hoped or expected. Thanks for hanging out with us. You are irreplaceable and we will never forget you.”
Lisa Wood
January 10, 2020
“Rambo was the best boy! He will be missed every single day!”
Heather Swain
January 6, 2020
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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