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 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.

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 

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.

 

"I had to make the hardest decision of my life this past Sunday. It was time to say goodbye to Piper, my most loyal friend of 15 wonderful years. I made the appointment with Lab of Love and Dr. Dan arrived at my home at 9 in the morning. His bed side manner was so caring and gentle. He was so patient with me as I said good by to my best friend. I can not express the gratitude that I have for this service and especially Dr. Dan Genatiempo."

Justin R
Indianapolis, Indiana

"Tonight was one of the hardest nights of my family’s lives. Dave was our world and when we found out that he was sick, we were so worried about the way he would go. With each day, his condition worsen and that choice had to be made. None of us wanted him to be taken from his home to be able to pass, we wanted him home surrounded by family. Lap of Love was able to give us that x10. Dr. Amy was immediately so sweet and very thoughtful of Dave as well as everyone there during the entire process. With each story we brought up about Dave, she took each little bit of his personality spoken about and tailored the service to him. She was mindful of his dignity and what he would want throughout the appointment and I am eternally grateful for that. Dave was unique and so special to me and my family and it really meant everything for her to take everything we talked about into consideration. I would recommend this service to anyone having to make this hard decision. I am so beyond grateful for this experience. Thank you so much for taking care of my baby. ❤️"

Morgan Walker
Morristown, Indiana

"Dr. Dan from Lap of Love Indianapolis was very professional and compassionate. This was so incredibly difficult for my husband and I and Dr. Dan was patient and explained everything. He listened to our stories and handled our fur baby with care. We wouldn't have changed a thing about how the process went. Raiden was at home on his bed with family to comfort him. Due to his size and the complications with his cancer transporting him to a vet would be very difficult for him. I am so grateful for Lap of Love and their services."

Cheryl Terranova
East Amherst, Indiana

"We had a previous bad experience with a vet in Pendleton years ago putting our pet did down. It was a HORRIBLE experience I won’t name her but just beware all vets are not the same when it comes to this.

Our Doberman was our sons dog. He picked her out when she was a puppy and played with her daily for 6 years My boy got cancer at 16 and left us 5 weeks later. His dog Faith missed him and grieved with us for a solid 4 months maybe longer as she would every night walk into his bedroom and smell his bed and slowly walk out She went through all the hard changes with us We had to sell our business then move from the only home she ever knew She was here for me daily and although very demanding as many Dobermans are, she was very very loyal to me wanting to be with me always. All our grief has taken a huge toll on everyone including our dog Faith She seemed to age fast and as her back hips began to hurt her and several masses found on her I could not bare to keep her here just for me. After losing my boy although the loss of his and my dog wouldn’t be the same or really even compare, I also knew it was going to break my heart again as this dog was a link to my boy and my life would yet again change forever. Having had a bad experience where basically I watched my prior dog have a scared heart attack in front of me, I was very concerned This time I did my homework. I owned a rather large service business for 20 year. Won 12 of 15 years Angie’s list supper service awards and had thousands of customers. I say ALL of this because I want everyone to know when I say this is a incredible company I mean it and know what I’m talking about. This company has fit the pieces together. From the first phone call for info to setting up an appointment to the vet performing a sacred act this company somehow has succeeded with all the right people in all the right places. The best part however was Dr Mary Kovach Our experience although profoundly sad was the very very best it could be. Dr Mary was beyond professional as she simply fit the part She was easy to be around and as we all sat around Faith she sat on the floor as we talked and she answered all our questions. Faith wasn’t nervous or hyper like she would have been if we took her to a vet That alone is reason enough to never use anyone but Dr Mary. Dr Mary has a caring heart not just for your pet but for people. It takes a special person to not want to run from strong grief and she is that.

Faith was given strong pain med mixed with a sedative using the smallest needle possible she didn’t even feel. She felt so good with such strong pain control she got up and walked around then as the sedative hit her she came and laid down with me on the floor and was perfectly relaxed and content. Then as time passed a few minutes later she wanted to rest then sleep. She was then in a deep sleep when a second shot was given. She never knew anything was happening. My wonderful faithful dog passed and went to be with my boy in complete comfort and Dr Mary was a big part of that.

The cost is almost the same as taking your pet to a vet and if it’s a trip that will be their last I can’t imagine why anyone would choose this company instead. Even if while at the vet your told there is nothing that can be done I encourage you take your pet home and call for Dr Mary. You will NOT be sorry

Thank you Mary for being so kind and sensitive. It was a much bigger deal to us than you knew"

Robert Stalets
New Palestine, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was so patient and kind. He answered all of our questions and treated our sweet angel with the utmost dignity and respect. We will be forever grateful to him."

Amy Foster Foster
Carmel, Indiana

"Dr. Mary was so great. Very sweet. Answered all our questions and was very sympathetic to both of us. I couldn't ask for a nice person to assist in the sad time."

Shepherd and Cindy Hoehn Hoehn
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
“There simply could not be a more perfect dog made for me and my family. Raiden was with us from the beginning. He helped us get married, picked out our first house, and helped us raise our son who is now 2 yo. We had 11 amazing years with him and our lives are so much better having had him as part of our family. We are so grateful for the time we ...
Cheryl Terranova
December 8, 2019
“Rudy was an amazing dog. He was my constant companion through hard times. He was so strong and big when he was younger. He weighed 46 pounds in his prime. The vet said he was the biggest Boston Terrier she had ever seen! He was always a protector and constantly watching out for our family. He loved long walks, laying in the sun, and chewing his ...
Amy Foster Foster
October 27, 2019
“Lexi was a great dog. She wasn't just a dog, she was like a daughter to Shepherd and I. She acted like a mother to the 3 boy dogs we have. She helped us through som tough times, just by being there for us. We will truly miss her especially her smile. She was a giant breed and she made everyone smile. We love and miss you sweet girl. In heaven, but ...
Shepherd and Cindy Hoehn Hoehn
October 27, 2019
“Forever in our hearts. Run free, Auggie. We will meet you at Rainbow Bridge.”
Blaine and Jennifer Eads
October 17, 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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