Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$225
Evening and Weekends$275

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$225
Evening and Weekends$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.

Geriatric Consultation$225
Evening and Weekends$275

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 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.

*6% Kentucky State sales tax will be added to all fees excluding aftercare.

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 99 pounds$210
Pets 100 pounds or more$260

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematorium and returned in a cedar box. The cremains (ashes) will be ready in approximately 10-14 days and delivered to your primary care clinic, pick up at the crematory or they can be certified mailed to your home. Please speak to the vet directly for more information.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 50 pounds$75
Pets 51 - 99 pounds$100
Pets 100 pounds or more$125

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 by the crematory. 

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

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 refer to our local resources section.

Meet the Doctor

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

Dr. Kendra

Kendra Healy, DVM

Having been in general practice for over 25 years, I’ve had the joy of seeing many fluffy young babies become faithful and beloved companions. As they’ve aged, I have been there to help many of them live happy and healthy lives, long into their golden years. I truly believe that no one wishes to have their time end in an unfamiliar environment. Sharing those last moments in a favorite place, where both the pet and the owners are comfortable, should be available to everyone. This is why I have chosen to devote the remainder of my career to helping our furry friends live out their golden years comfortably in the warmth and love of their homes.

I became a vet in 1987, when I earned my degree from Ross University. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian ever since I can remember. I’ve always loved animals, biology and just “icky” things, so it’s the perfect fit. I grew up in Cincinnati and have lived in South Florida as well as Colorado Springs. I am happy to be with family here in Lexington, and love being back in this part of the country where the grass is green.

I share my home with two house cats; Maui, the DSH who loves to spend her time in a bowl and  Sparkle, the regal Bengal who prefers to be glued to a lap. The two cats earning their keep in the barn are James Bond and Pussy Galore along with 4 beloved horses who only sometimes earn their keep.

About Kendra Healy, DVM

Having been in general practice for over 25 years, I’ve had the joy of seeing many fluffy young babies become faithful and beloved companions. As they’ve aged, I have been there to help many of them live happy and healthy lives, long into their golden years. I truly believe that no one wishes to have their time end in an unfamiliar environment. Sharing those last moments in a favorite place, where both the pet and the owners are comfortable, should be available to everyone. This is why I have chosen to devote the remainder of my career to helping our furry friends live out their golden years comfortably in the warmth and love of their homes.

I became a vet in 1987, when I earned my degree from Ross University. I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian ever since I can remember. I’ve always loved animals, biology and just “icky” things, so it’s the perfect fit. I grew up in Cincinnati and have lived in South Florida as well as Colorado Springs. I am happy to be with family here in Lexington, and love being back in this part of the country where the grass is green.

I share my home with two house cats; Maui, the DSH who loves to spend her time in a bowl and  Sparkle, the regal Bengal who prefers to be glued to a lap. The two cats earning their keep in the barn are James Bond and Pussy Galore along with 4 beloved horses who only sometimes earn their keep.

"Dr. Healy showed just the right amount of compassion and professionalism. She was very flexible with us as we struggled to get everyone home to say goodbye to our angel, while making sure that she didn't suffer any longer than necessary. She was patient with my daughter who knew exactly what she wanted and might have been difficult if Dr. Healy hadn't complied. That was just her way of grieving and making sure that her lifelong companion was taken care of and remembered. Having Dr. Healy come to our home was a Godsend. I don't think our family could have handled it as well as they did had we been forced to transport our poor baby to the vet's office and put her down on a cold metal table. Dr. Healy's thoughtful texts and emails with tips on keeping her comfortable until the time came to say goodbye, as well as after care for our grieving family, were very comforting to me. It made me feel like she was constantly thinking about what was best for Lolly and our family instead of just showing up for her appt and leaving without further contact. My father passed in a similar manner 4 years and and I really wish his caregivers in his final days had shown a fraction of the compassion exhibited by Dr. Healy."

Michelle Howard
Nicholasville, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was awesome and so kind."

Kim Walter
Nicholasville, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was amazing during the most difficult of times for a pet owner. I cannot recommend her services enough. She gave my sweet cat Mel a very peaceful exit from this world in the comfort of his own home. Thank you Dr. Kendra."

Jessica Santollo
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra is compassionate, understanding, and made a difficult time more bearable. Everything about the experience was professional, well coordinated, and thoughtful. I would not hesitate to call on her services again."

Beth Clemons
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra provided the most compassionate and gentle end of life care for our beloved old girl. Kitty had endured so much abuse and neglect in her life, so we wanted her last years and last moments to be filled with kindness and absent of pain. Dr. Kendra patiently answered my questions and helped us through a difficult time. I would not hesitate to call on her again. Thank you, Dr. Kendra."

Sharona N
Berea, Kentucky

"Thank you, Dr. Healy, for making an unbearable situation, somewhat more bearable. She seemed to understand how difficult this was for all of us. She was endlessly compassionate and shared that she too had been through this. She supported our decision. Really the hardest decision we have ever had to make. Dr. Healy provided us with mementos of our Baby, and brought in a basket with soft blankets in them, so that I could lay him down for the last time. I covered him with his blue blanket. I was able to hold my Baby when he went to sleep for forever, and he was here in his home with all of us around him. Being at home was so important for Taro as well as us. He passed away in peace and with dignity, because of Dr. Healy."

Elizabeth Gulley
Lexington, Kentucky

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Emergency Clinic

  (859) 276-2505

MedVet-Lexington: Phone

Emergency Clinic

  (859) 286-7604

BGVS + Animal Emergency

Pet Loss Hotline

  (904) 392-4700

University of Florida-Gainesville

Pet Loss Hotline

  (614) 292-1823

The Ohio State University

Pet Loss Hotline

  (916) 752-4200

University of California-Davis

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Local Service Area: 0 - 20 miles (no additional fee): Georgetown, Paris, Lexington - North of Man O War Blvd, Stamping Ground, Midway

Extended Service Area 1: 20 - 30 miles ($30 additional fee): Lexington - South of Man O War Blvd, Corinth, Sadieville, Cynthiana, Frankfort, Versailles, Nicholasville

Extended Service Area 2: 30 -  40 miles ($60 additional fee): Carlisle, Dry Ridge, Lawrenceburg, Mt Sterling, Owenton, Wilmore, Winchester

Extended Service Area 3: Greater than 40 miles (to be quoted): Berea, Danville, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Harrodsburg, Morehead, Shelbyville

Pet Memorials
“Lolly was never your typical puppy. She wasn't rambunctious and mischievous and didn't do all of the things that puppy owners dread. Other than thinking that the room with the litter box was the room where she was also supposed to potty, she was pretty close to perfect. She quickly learned the boundaries of our yard and stayed within them, and ...
Michelle Howard
April 18, 2019
“Yoshi was the best dog we’ve ever owned. He was kind and gentle but protective. He gave us many years of love and laughter.”
Kim Walter
April 16, 2019
“In Loving Memory, Missy”
Beth Clemons
March 23, 2019
“The date above is Kit-Kit's "gotcha" day. She was very old when we adopted her.
My sweet little 5-pound babygirl kit-kit: we spent so many early mornings together eating, playing, receiving and giving affection, and just enjoying the sunshine. My only regret is that we found you so late in your life. What a gift it would have been to share the ...
Sharona N
March 21, 2019
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.

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1088 Nandino Boulevard # 11611
Lexington, Kentucky 40576

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