Lexington & Surrounding Areas

  (859) 948-9589

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, 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$275
Pets 100 - 129 pounds$300

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 49 pounds$100
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 129 pounds$150

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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 veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Kendra

Kendra Healy

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

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 was wonderful with Bean’s passing. She gave us time to spend with her and peace in her passing. She dealt well with our children’s profound grief and was such a comfort in an impossible time."

Lauren Johnson
Lexington, Kentucky

"I never thought letting my baby go would be so hard but Dr. Kendra Healy with Lap of Love made the process so much easier. Dr. Kendra was so caring and spiritual that I feel Shadow is at peace. I can't imagine a better way to say goodbye but in our home. I so recommend Lap of Love."

Josie Pennington
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra helped our cat Griselda pass so peacefully, and in the comfort of her familiar surroundings. Dr. Kendra was so kind and understanding, and she made a terrible time much more bearable. Her service is invaluable."

Natalie Cummins
Lexington, Kentucky

"On 08/9/2020 my Bear crossed the rainbow bridge and I am heartbroken. Bear was 12-14 years when he came to my life and had a very difficult life. We were only able to spend a year together but our love and bond were breathtaking and like no other. His body had so many issues but he was full of life. We were soulmates. Making the decision to let him cross the rainbow bridge was excruciatingly painful and still is. But, Dr. Healy was so gentle, caring, respectful and compassionate that made his last journey on this earth amazingly peaceful. I had never met Dr. Healey before but there was an immediate comfort and trust as she came in. I could not have asked for a better doctor to help me during one of the most difficult moments of my life. Bear went to a deep sleep with me caressing him, snored and crossed. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Healey and for everything she represents. I am also so grateful that Lap of Love exists."

Lumy Adams
Lexington, Kentucky

"Our senior cat, Harry was diagnosed with liver cancer in March. His health took a dramatic downturn very rapidly. Dr. Healy was so wonderful to come out quickly so Harry wouldn’t have to suffer long and he could go peacefully with us in our own home. We will forever be grateful for her and how caring she was."

Alison Fore
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy was amazing. She is so compassionate and understanding. She spent a lot of time on the phone with us during the year and a half Alistair battled cancer. She always had excellent advice and was so sensitive to our needs. When the time came, she was so reassuring and came as quickly as possible even though it was a Sunday. His passing was very peaceful and he was able to pass at home, in his own bed. It was so much less stressful than if he would have had to pass at the cold, sterile vet environment. We are so thankful to Lap of Love and Dr. Healy for their service."

Priscilla and Kurt Johnson
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
“Bean was the best lady around. She was always sweet and loving and my best cuddle buddy. It’s impossible to put into words what you gave us and how much we’ll miss you. I will never have another kitty quite like you. You didn’t like to be held or have treats. You couldn’t be bothered much with toys, although you did love catnip. You liked to play ...
Lauren Johnson
September 14, 2020
“Alistair was our first baby! He gave us 14 years of wonderful memories and lived a full 1.5 years after his lymphoma diagnosis. He was our little Tony Bark, our Ali Dog, our grumpy old man. We will miss our Westie boy!”
Priscilla and Kurt Johnson
June 11, 2020
“Soda: aka Baby Dog, Soda Machine, Beautiful Boy, Whitey, Devil Dog, Mr.Soda, Soda Pup

We never could have imagined how much joy you would add to our lives when we adopted you. We were smitten with your friendliness and your dramatic good looks, but we had no idea what an interesting dog you would become and how much laughter you would bring. ...
Cindy Niklas
June 10, 2020
“Freak was always a funny little guy. He was never a loud, demanding cat and would often just come and sit with you. We were blessed to share 15 years with his sweet, cute little spirit and will miss him forever.”
Michelle Williams
June 8, 2020
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
1088 Nandino Boulevard # 11611
Lexington, Kentucky 40576

Lap Of Love Locations
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin