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 you by Dr. Kendra 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

For pets over 30 pounds, we may ask your assistance moving your loved one if cremation has been requested.  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.

"As time ran out for Dickens, my old Bengal friend, I was glad to have Dr. Healy’s help again. Dickens had a life mate, a big cat named Harley, who had passed on just a month earlier. When it became all too clear that Dickens, too, was failing, I was a mess. It is very hard to lose companions with whom you have spent seventeen good years. I knew from prior experience that Dr. Healy would make Dickens’ end of life experience better. Her empathy and people skills made a difficult time better for me as well. The service she provides is outstanding and I would definitely recommend her to others. Lap of Love is a better approach and you will appreciate the difference."

Eric Furr
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra came to our house on a cold wintry day to help my little dog Buddy end his suffering. He was a wonderful dog and we loved him dearly. It was after the Thanksgiving holiday and it was time for my Bud to end his suffering. He had been so sick and had not wagged his tail in greeting for days. (He was a very friendly dog) when Dr. Kendra got onto the floor next to his bed he wagged his tail at her and lifted his head in greeting. I was so pleased that he was glad to see her. This was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. Dr. Kendra explained the process and was incredibly gentle and he was at peace. My husband and I are still grieving our beloved dog and it will last some time, I’m certain. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for the gentle kindness we were all shown. I am forever grateful. Gloria and Robert"

Gloria Westerfield
Lexington, Kentucky

"Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is extremely difficult. My baby, Bentley had given me 13 wonderful years. He was with me through my Masters program, graduation, buying a new house and moving, and all of life's ups and downs. It was difficult to make the decision to say goodbye, but in the end, I did not want him to suffer. My longtime vet, Dr. Ringle, recommended that I contact Lap of Love for an at home service and I am so thankful that this service exists. All of my pets and close family had the opportunity to say goodbye to Bentley in the peace and comfort of our home. Bentley was able to pass peacefully without the stress of having to go somewhere for the service. I had never met Dr. Kendra before, but she made me feel at peace and at ease during the entire process. We get pets knowing that we will most likely have to say goodbye to them in our lifetime. Lap of Love and Dr. Kendra's services make this process as easy and comfortable as possible. I am so thankful for the service and kindness during a difficult time."

Beth Workman
LEXINGTON, Kentucky

"This is the second time we have used Dr. Healy for in-home euthanasia. Late last Friday we called her to ask if she could euthanize for an emergency situation. She got to our house promptly. She quickly assessed the situation then proceeded to make our Murphy comfortable with an injection of pain medication. Immediately afterward, my husband and I were able to spend the last few minutes loving on our fabulous dog as he enjoyed relaxing in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by the humans who loved him. We kissed him goodbye for the last time; then the euthanasia was administered.

Death of a treasured pet is rarely a positive experience, but it's one of those unfortunate facts of life. In-home euthanasia---especially with a veterinarian who obviously has a passion for animals and is an expert at what she does--- is definitely the way to say goodbye. It's still hard, but Dr. Healy made the pain so much easier to bear."

Marie Preston
Versailles, Kentucky

"Having to say goodbye to a fur-baby is a terrible thing. Being able to do it on your on terms in your own home makes things tolerable; Not just for yourself but for your fur-baby. There was no anxiety, no panic going to the vet's office, no fright. It was most important for me to have my cat's last day be anxiety free and comfortable. Having Dr. Kendra come to the house provided her that. I asked Dr. Kendra to make things quick to minimize anxiety and she did just that. She was wonderful throughout, kind, gentle, and compassionate. My only advice is if you think it's time, it probably is; you know your fur baby better than anyone. Having someone come to you home is the only way I would recommend euthanasia. It truly allows comfort for your pet, privacy, and allows for a peaceful good bye. I can't thank Dr. Kendra enough for making things peaceful for my beautiful cat."

Jennifer Bond
Winchester, Kentucky

"Our family is so grateful to Dr. Kendra for her quick response, kind words and extreme professionalism as she took care of our sweet yellow lab, Lily, and our family during a very sad time. Her attention to detail gave us so much comfort and we were pleased that Lily's final moments were peaceful at home. Many thanks to Dr. Kendra and the excellent service she provides. Much love - from the Allens/Six Winters Farm"

The Allens
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
“Gracie girl, you came into my life just before Christmas nearly 16 years ago. Just a tiny ball of fur but with big personality. You had very short legs but could run like the wind. Especially chasing squirrels or trying to herd cattle. You could come in a room where a tennis ball was hidden and know where it was, bouncing up and down barking ...
Emily Bain
September 29, 2018
“Angel, Just as her name, So sweet, So kind, Such a loving cat. So beautiful, fluffy, long haired peaceful spirit.
Angel was a wonderful cat that got along with her siblings, She loved people and cats. And she was very much loved.

Angel was put down after finding out her lungs had been taken over by cancer and her breathing was going to be ...
September 18, 2018
“Rocket, you were my little man. It was amazing that you knew when I was sad and would come rest your head on me. The night before you left us, I cried all night and you laid with me. I’m still crying even though I know you must feel better now. It was awful to see you in pain, but it didn’t make it any easier to see you go. You knew how to worm ...
Megan Klarer
August 22, 2018
“Our beloved Derby. He was a special member of our family. He was a small little guy but had a big personality. He received greeting cards/gifts for holidays, birthday parties with cake/ice cream, full Christmas stocking and Easter basket and clothes that included Halloween costumes matching the family theme for the year. I will always ...
Tracey Hitchcock
July 30, 2018
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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Lexington, Kentucky 40576

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