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

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 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

"Kendra was lovely. I appreciated her kind, calm demeanor while I felt like I was falling apart. She was helpful and made good suggestions on ways to help make this less stressful for Soda and she put my mind at ease. This was my first experience having a vet come to my home and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who has do make the difficult decision to help their loved one cross over."

Cindy Niklas
Richmond, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra was very helpful and caring. We really appreciated the time she took to talk to us and to help us say goodbye to our longtime fur baby. He died peacefully and unafraid, thanks to her."

Michelle Williams
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra truly has a gift when it comes to bringing peace into the crossing of the rainbow bridge. My 18 year old Riley, who met many a vet with the wrath of Hades, was calm and accepting of Dr. Kendra and the process. This was my first experience with euthanasia and the hardest decision of my life- which “conveniently” occured during the pandemic and the need for social distancing. Dr. Kendra made the impossible task of extending compassion and comfort at a distance possible. Dr. Kendra, thank you for giving Riley a peaceful goodbye to our amazing 18 years of life together."

Daiquiri Ams
Lexington, Kentucky

"Kendra is an angel if there ever was one.

She was gracious and kind.

She made it much easier than we expected.

How she does what she does is beyond us.

She's a special soul."

Chad and Cristy Gravitt
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy couldn't have been dearer or more professional. She put me and Irene at ease, and Irene's passing could not have been more peaceful. She was able to part in her most secure surroundings, with me at her side. Lap of Love is a wonderful service."

Gregory Pettit
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
“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
“We found Freddy by looking through Petfinder I believe. He was just the cutest boy that we'd ever seen. He was in Harrodsburg at the Animal Shelter. Rat Terrier through and through. We made the trip from Lexington to go visit him. He was literally the doggy in the window.He was crated in their front window but we missed him as we passed. As soon ...
Chad and Cristy Gravitt
March 27, 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

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