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$235
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$285
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$310
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$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$110
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$135
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$160
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$185

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.

 

"I highly recommend Dr. Dan from Lap of Love, and am eternally grateful for his compassionate and comforting presence as we said goodbye to sweet Sara. He exhibited great kindness, care, respect and consideration for Sara during the entire process, even after she had passed.

Forever etched in my memory is the delicate care he took to make sure her paws were safely tucked in as he situated her on the stretcher before carrying her away.

Thanks to Dr. Dan, Sara’s last moments were spent with family laying in the sunny spot of the living room that was her favorite. To be able to say goodbye in the comfort of home was priceless. I wish I had known about you last fall when we said goodbye to Sara’s sisters, Katya and Sandy.

The fur clippings and clay imprint of her paw that Dr. Dan gifted me with are keepsakes that I will always treasure. The follow-up email, touching on-line memorial and sympathy card that Dr. Dan sent afterwards were a great comfort.

Dr. Dan, thank you dearly for providing this important service. I am forever grateful to you for helping us say goodbye in such a loving and peaceful way. Many blessings to you."


Avon, Indiana

"Poor Dr. Dan. Being present during such a painful time for a family is unimaginable. He was kind, quiet and patient. He sent a follow-up note with link to a facebook memorial about our sweet boy that he posted that day. He noted that we might want to include a memorial of our own—that it could sometimes be cathartic. And it has been. Nothing can really take away the pain, but it's nice to share the story of our beloved Hank."

Pam Linsley
Indianapolis, Indiana

"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

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
“My Dear Sweet Sara,

It has been three weeks since we said our goodbyes. The house is so quiet without you.

When your health began declining a year ago I didn’t dream we would be saying goodbye this soon. I cannot convey how painful and heartbreaking it was watching your body and mind deteriorate knowing that I could not stop it; only try ...
December 31, 2017
“We said goodby to our beloved boy, Hank, the morning of December 18th. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. He was the most wonderful dog—the love of my life, really (him and my human son, Jack)—and mere words can’t possibly describe the pain his brother, Jack, and I feel with his passing. He would have been 11 January 2nd.

We've had a ...
Pam Linsley
December 20, 2017
“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
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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