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$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. 

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

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.

 

"Smokey is really the only pet I have ever had as an adult and I had never gone through the Euthanasia process. Since our kitty tended to be a nervous cat anyway, we would never have been able to take him outside of the house for this process. I found out about Dr. Dan and made an appt for the procedure. We were very nervous and so, so sad. Dr. Dan came in and was so kind and explained everything to us before he did anything. Smokey fell asleep with his head in my lap and it was so nice to be able to experience it in our home that way. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Dan helping us say goodbye in such a loving and peaceful way."

Charissa Ambrose
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

"When Dr. Dan came into our home he was immediately like a caring friend there to help us through a difficult and heartbreaking experience. He brings a gentle, calming, respectful and confident presence to the situation that lets you know you are in good hands. He was extremely sensitive and attentive to our needs and concerns and went beyond our expectations to care for our family. He is a special man."

Teri Evans
Indianapolis, Indiana

"We were alerted to Lap or Love from out vet when we said Coconut is about to pass but we do not want it to happen in a hospital environment and wanted it to happen in our house that Coconut loved. Dr. Dan was amazing, patient, caring, sensitive and compassionate. I know I could not have done what he did (does) and, in looking back, we could not have envisioned Coconut passing any more peacefully.

Thank you."


Indianapolis, Indiana

"What can I say about Dr. Dan.....wow, you made such an emotional time better. We cannot thank you enough for your patience and understanding during such a difficult time. Our family is very grateful."

Margaret Elsea
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Thank you Dr. Genatiempo. It was a very difficult decision to let Sammie go and you made it a very peaceful gentle goodbye. Your calming way and gentle touch made Sammie at ease and allowed me the proper goodbye she deserved. Being able to say goodbye in her home with her favorite spot was the best way for us to release her from her chronic issues."

Rita Carnes
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was patient and extremely respectful. I could not have asked for a better experience during an extremely difficult time."

Jennifer Newingham
Brownsburg, 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

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
“Smokey was the best kitty I could ever ask for and we will miss him so, so much. Smokey tended to be very skittish around other people until he started getting new older and then he just wanted to be loved on and petted, no matter who it was (although he did have his favorite people). We prayed for a peaceful passing for Smokey because I could not ...
Charissa Ambrose
November 18, 2017
“This beautiful boy brought joy to our world. Louie was smart, funny, lively, happy and so very sweet.
He appeared to be dainty and delicate; but actually, he was a tough guy who loved to be told how pretty he was. He was an outstanding athlete who excelled at chasing balls and dragging humans on leashes. He taught us many things during our ...
Teri Evans
November 18, 2017
“Coconut you filled a void in our lives when our best friends moved out of town. Yet your entry into our lives was completely unplanned. Now, however, we could not even imagine what life would have been like without you. We have had other pets but for reasons unique only to you, you created a stronger sense of love than any other pet we have ...
November 15, 2017
“What a joy you were to our family and friends, but mostly to our son who adored you. You were his life companion from age 4 yrs. to 20 yrs. Loyal, protecting and loving. At 60 lbs. you still thought you were a lap dog. I will never forget the day we brought you home. We will love and remember you always our Kapi Girl. -- Dan, Margaret and Nick”
Margaret Elsea
August 30, 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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