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 Doctors

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area. 

Dr. Daniel

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.

 

Dr. Mary

Mary Kovach, DVM

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.

About 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.

 

"Dr. Dan was kind, loving, and patient. He was respectful and allowed us to grieve as long as we needed to. We are beyond grateful for being able to say goodbye to our sweet Bella in a such a peaceful, supportive manner."

Bella Foust
Indpls., Indiana

"D.r Kovach was absolutely amazing. Letting Zena go was truly the hardest thing our family has had to do and that speaks volumes, Dr. Kovach was caring, compassionate and just truly special. I cannot thank her enough for helping us take care of our girl and make her feel comforted and at ease. Thank you so much for being so amazing."

Wendy Thornton
Eminence, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was very nice and he told us what to expect and he didn't rush us with our dog he said to take all the time you need. It was like it was his pet too!

Thank you Dr. Dan for caring and helping us with our fur baby in this difficult time.

Greatly Appreciated."

Toni Reyes
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I phoned Lap of Love at about 9AM on a Saturday. Dr Mary arrived at my house by 11AM. When Dr Mary entered my house she brought a soft confident air with her. She explained the process in detail, and examined the discharge papers I had from the IndyVet Emergency Hospital. She let me know nothing would be rushed and that I could dictate the pace. Then we went into the room where Artie (RT) was resting. Dr. Mary, a friend who was there to support me, and I gathered around him.

He was quite miserable which was breaking my heart. RT had been my husbands all time favorite cat and he also somehow became my all time favorite as well. I knew Artie was depending on me to help him to stop hurting.

The process was quiet, respectful and went at a gentle pace. There was no scrambling to get an unwilling cat into a crate. No hated car ride. No fear of a strange place. Artie went peacefully to sleep surrounded by people who gently helped him over the threshold. He knew I loved him and he was not afraid.

Dr. Mary was gentle, compassionate, and competent. Her kind reassurances staved off any guilt or remorse after. I am so grateful this service is available and that such a compassionate vet as Dr. Mary came to my house in a time of great need. I will call of Lap of Love the next time I need this service, and I have already recommended them to several of my friends. Thank you Dr. Mary."

Kathy Shackelford
Indianapolis, Indiana

"They told me they were sending a Veterinarian but they sent an angel instead. She is a beautiful, caring, soul."

Earl Tharp
Arcadia indiana, Indiana

"We cannot express enough our gratitude for Lap of Love and Dr. Dan!!!! It was so comforting to have our baby girl here at her own home when she passed to the rainbow bridge. These past few years were so difficult taking her to her regular twice a year vet appointments so we had lots of anxiety of how her final day would of be if we had to take her to the office. But thanks to Lap of Love, she was able to go peacefully in her loving home! Thank you Dr. Dan! You’re a true angel!"

Shawn Mathias
Fishers, 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
“You were and always will be our first baby. We are beyond grateful for the light and life you brought to our family. I hope you are somewhere in the great beyond running around and eating what ever your heart desires. Your absence is felt deeply. Thank you so much for your love and loyalty.”
Bella Foust
September 12, 2018
“Zena is and will continue to be truly missed. She was always by our sides and gave complete truth to the meaning BEST FRIEND..... Out home is not the same without her here. There are not words that can express how much she meant to her family. She will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.”
Wendy Thornton
September 6, 2018
“Thank you Trina (wiggums) for being my best friend, my companion, and being the best dog ever! It was so hard to let you go yesterday because I knew in reality you were not getting any better and I guess I was just trying to hold on to you a little longer. I knew it was time to let you go when you couldn't even walk outside on your own without ...
Toni Reyes
August 30, 2018
“Heidi was a gentle spirit who loved everybody and was loved by everybody she met.
She was a friend who brought peace to me when I was in turmoil and gave comfort and love when I was in pain.
She greeted me with enthusiasm when I came home from work and watched over me when I was asleep.
She taught me how to love and how to forgive. ...
Earl Tharp
August 9, 2018
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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