PRICING AND INFORMATION


APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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.

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.

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.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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

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 really went out of her way to make Little Man's passing as peaceful and comfortable for him and us as possible. It was a hard decision to make but we are very thankful that Dr. Healy was here to help. Her compassion and professionalism instantly put Little Man at ease and made the whole process tolerable. If you are faced with the same decision I highly encourage you to do this at home, your pet deserves it and I can't recommend anyone more than Dr. Healy to help you through it. Thank you again Dr. Healy."

Robert Larkin
Lexington, Kentucky

"Ginger, what am I going to do without you? You were my rock. Always there. Always loved me. Everyone loved you! You never met a stranger. Always so happy and loving. Your sissy Andi misses you so much. Watch over us until we meet again. I love you my sweet Ginger.💔🌈😘"

Jackie Barkman
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was phenomenal! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She was so kind and caring and made the entire process doable. She never rushed or pushed anything. She talked to Ginger and made all of us feel so much more comfortable. I am forever grateful to her!"

Jackie Barkman
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was kind and continued to reassure me throughout the entire process that I was giving him a gift. I was ending his suffering. She allowed me to hold him as long as I could."

Tara Gearheart-Hamilton
Berea, Kentucky

"We are very pleased with Dr. Healy's service during our dog's departure. She was caring, gentle, respectful, and made the process go very smoothly. She even helped us to made arrangement for our final goodbye. I highly recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Kendra Healy."

Sherry Tanmas
Lexington, Kentucky

"If ever there was an easy way to say good bye to a much loved, pampered, spoiled noodler it was with Dr. Kendra Healy. For those of you who do not have a noodler, I'll explain. Koko, a ruddy Somali, always wanted love on her terms. She didn't want us to pick her up but if we were sitting down she would find any way possible to get to our heads to groom us, coif us, wash us and hardly ever took no for an answer. Her coat was silky and shiny and I guess she was trying her best to make us like her. She had one large mouse toy that she loved and carried it around like it was her baby while talking and telling us all about it.

I can't say enough great and wonderful things about Dr. Kendra Healy. I know she has done this many times and yet I felt like we were the only fortunate ones to have her. She talked to Koko, stroked her and I think made a connection with her immediately. Even after she passed which was calm, dignified and compassionate she continued to talk to her, telling her that now she was at peace with no more pain or worries and how beautiful she was and how much fun she will have with all the other spirits. I've had animals for over 45 years and this was the easiest and best passing ever. Koko is facing forward. I love this organization."

susan masterman
Lexington, Kentucky

LOCAL RESOURCES


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


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
“To my sweet Ginger!❤️ You will always be in my heart and I know I’ll see you again. Run and play my sweet girl❤️😘🙏🏻🌈”
Jackie Barkman
June 30, 2019
“The universe brought me Shug in the summer of 2009. It knew that I was lonely and that he needed someone to love him. Over the next two years we became inseparable. He was an outside/inside cat for a short period of time until I opened my couch and bed to him. He was in a cat fight in 2010 and I had to rush him to the vet. I remember him coming in ...
Tara Gearheart-Hamilton
June 24, 2019
“There is no word can describe how much we miss you. You are not "just a dog", you are a best friend, best companion and most of all : a Family. You brought us so much joy, comfort and unconditional love during your almost 16 years of lifetime with us. Life was never certain, but your loyalty and companionship were always certain. The ...
Sherry Tanmas
May 28, 2019
“Edgar was my best friend and was truly and completely loved by everyone who met him. Our family and lives were enriched by him and will not be the same without him. He was always there to put a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart that never fades. Not a day will go by that I will not miss him and his sweet face.”
Sarah Esch
May 25, 2019
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

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