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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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. Kendra Healy has been there to help two of my fur babies pass. Her gentle nature, kindness and soothing words make a difficult situation much less painful. Even with the restrictions due to Covid 19, there is warmth and compassion. She answered so many questions before, during and after with patience and knowledge. I am grateful for Lap of Love and to Dr. Healy for for easing the way for both of my children to pass over more easily and in a familiar environment.

Thank you,

Kim Stamper"

Kim Stamper
Frankfort, Kentucky

"For a second time we called upon Dr.Kendra to help our beloved friend peacefully transition to his next journey. Both times she professional, compassionate, very knowledgeable and made us smile after a very difficult time when we showed her pics of our silly boy with her sense of humor. We highly recommend her and are so thankful for Lap of Love and caring veterinarians like Dr. Kendra!"

Kathy P
Paris, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy was very compassionate and caring. She helped Redbud cross over in a humane and caring way. I’m so glad that Lap of Love is available."

Hope Rieffer
Lexington, Kentucky

"Kendra made an unbearable grief stricken experience into a loving and natural transition for both my pet and me and my family. I am forever grateful for her loving and caring and kind presence that made it entirely possible to part with the love of my life!"

Rosemary Minnick
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was amazing. Such a tough and painful experience, and yet Dr. Kendra made it peaceful and manageable. The most important thing was that you could tell Dr. Kendra has such a deep and tender love for animals. The animal is her priority and she helped coach us through what to expect. Our Wilkes died peacefully and we understood what was happening during each phase."

Wilkes Smith
Harrodsburg, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was so awesome! This was my second cat she helped me with & she made it so peaceful at such a horribly sad time. I highly recommend her!"

Linda Gow
Lexington, KY, 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
“Redbud was the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. He loved & licked everyone. His big ol’ heart just stopped working. We are heartbroken 💔”
Hope Rieffer
February 5, 2021
“Please share your loving thoughts and happy and/or funny memories and light a candle in celebration of the life of Pedro Almovodar Minnick!”
Rosemary Minnick
February 3, 2021
“Gracie was one of a kind. I have had cats my whole life, but she was the most intelligent, sweetest and loving cat of all. She knew what you would you would tell her and responded to commands, loved everyone and wanted to be the center of attention when company came over. She loved to eat, lay in her favorite spots around the house and even enjoy ...
Linda Gow
January 30, 2021
“He was my partner for 13 years. Always by my side. I love and miss him so much. He did whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He was so patient with the kids.

My funniest memory of him was when we first moved to Charleston. I was home alone with him and had ordered a pizza. I left the room for less than a minute and he ate the entire pizza.”
Shae Whitehouse
January 17, 2021
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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