Indianapolis & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or mailed to you for an additional fee.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
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.
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.
"Lap of Love service helped make a significantly difficult situation as humane and caring as this type of decision can be."
"Dr. Dan was very compassionate during a very distressing time. Dr. Dan was very empathetic and talked me through the entire process as it was happening. He also provided for some memories like collecting a paw print and fur clippings that I didn't expect. Because of Dr. Dan, Darcy's final moments was the peaceful, non-traumatic experience I had hoped for her."
Scott ShowenFrankton, Indiana
"Dr. Dan and Lap of Love made our difficult decision so much easier. Oscar was a dog with a lot of anxiety on his good days. Going to a veterinary office for the last moments of his life would have been traumatic and difficult for all of us. Because of Dr. Dan and Lap of Love, we were able to spend Oscar's last moments on our own couch, in our own home, with no anxiety for Oscar at all. Dr. Dan could not have been more compassionate and genuine. I highly recommend Lap of Love and specifically Dr. Dan. Thank you so much for providing this important service."
Susie KnollWestfield, Indiana
"Dr. Dan was amazing. He is kind, quiet, and compassionate. He spoke to us about the entire process and was just what we needed. Thank you so much."
"Dr. Dan was truly sent from Heaven to assist us. Rarely do you find people that are so professional, compassionate, and kind. Dr. Dan is all of these things and more. Everyone at Lap of Love was amazing and so very caring. While this was a terribly sad event, having someone there to help my dog go peacefully was truly a blessing."
Lynn BatesSpeedway, Indiana
"Dr. Dan was amazing! He explained everything that was happening. He answered all of our questions. He was so kind and caring. THANK YOU so much!!"
Lisa BurgerIndianapolis, Indiana
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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.
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.
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