Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250
Evenings and Weekends$300

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$250
Evenings and Weekends$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.

Geriatric Consultation$250
Evenings and Weekends$300

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 49 pounds$235
Pets 50 to 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 to 129 pounds$300
Pets 130 pounds or more will be quoted

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
Pets 130 pounds or more will be quoted

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 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.

"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

"Dr. Kendra was the most kind, caring, and compassionate person I could have ever asked to help me with the hardest day of my life. Edgar was 13 and had been struggling for awhile. She gave him freedom from his pain and a peace that he desperately needed. I could not be more grateful for her and the service that was provided to us. I highly recommend this for anyone who has a pet that is suffering, it was more than I could have hoped for."

Sarah Esch
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy was kind and caring. She made a difficult experience much less so by giving Gus a dignified and painless death."

Shannon Shields
LEXINGTON, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra was absolutely wonderful and made sure that my parents even had a memorial booklet and paw print from their boy also. She treated sparky with the utmost respect and dignity. I would highly recommend lap of love to any and all that i know."

Dawn Kitchen
Nicholasville, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra Healy was so great. She was here at our house within 24 hours of my painful call to her and she spent over an hour and a half with us comforting Holly and us as well. It was so peaceful. I laid down with Holly and my wife, Dora, and I stroked and petted her as she left us.. I cannot recommend Dr. Healy enough. This is a wonderful option to having to take your dog to the vet for one last time. She is truly an angel herself."

Mike Sweeney
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
“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
“Goodbye to a magnificent beast. We're going to miss you Lord Gussington, king of all you surveyed and then some. You were the best cat Gus. We love you.”
Shannon Shields
May 23, 2019
“Sparky crossed the rainbow bridge knowing that he brought joy and love to many.. He will be dearly missed that all came to know and love him.”
Dawn Kitchen
May 16, 2019
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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Lap of Love
1088 Nandino Boulevard # 11611
Lexington, Kentucky 40576

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