Lexington & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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% sales tax will be added to the total invoice.
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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability. For appointments nearer to Louisville, please call our doctor in that area: 502-443-0339. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
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.
Kendra Healy, DVM
"Dr. Kendra assisted us with an in home euthanasia of our beloved cat Phillip. My husband and I adored Phillip, so we were devastated when we found out he had a tumor in his pancreas that was spreading. We enjoyed every second with him and when it was time, we were lucky to have come in contact with Dr. Kendra. She drove two hours on a Sunday afternoon to help us. This was a hard situation, but she explained everything and made us comfortable. Phillip was able to pass in his own home, with dignity, and in loving arms. While she was here, she gave us a paw print and a clip of Phillip's handsome black and white fur that we will cherish. It's been two weeks since her visit and we also just received a thoughtful sympathy card in the mail. She has gone above and beyond for us and we appreciate her continued thoughtfulness. Words can not describe how grateful we are to have had Dr. Kendra help us through this difficult situation."
Maggie MayElizabethtown, Kentucky
"I can’t begin to tell you how amazing Dr. Healy was, we called that day and she was out of town yet knew deep down we needed her that night! She was amazing and made the best of the worst night of my life. I’ll never be able to thank her enough, she truly was an angel that was sent from above during our time of need.
I couldn’t imagine my poor baby going back to the vet to be put down, I would and will always use this service!!!
Thank you Dr. Healy for being so supportive and wonderful during this time❤️."
Mary Beth RouttLexington, Kentucky
"Dr. Healy was very compassionate and understanding and made the process as comfortable as possible. Derby flew with his angel wings in his home surrounded by his loving family."
Tracey HitchcockLexington, Kentucky
"Dr. Kendra Healy recently provided euthanasia care in my home for my beloved senior rescue dog, Hobie. This was a devastating decision for me but, Dr. Kendra's warmth, understanding and support helped ease my distress. She was compassionate and patient, both with me and with my dear boy. She not only provided professional care but also the time needed to ease his transition with gentleness and finesse. He left in peace. I was also comforted by Dr. Kendra's respectful aftercare of Hobie and, by the fact she personally took him to the crematorium. My farewell with my dear friend at home was so much more personal and loving than going into a veterinary clinic with him then, abruptly finding myself leaving alone. Dr. Kendra has also reached out to me to offer comfort and support after our home visit. Doctor, counselor, friend--thank you, Dr. Kendra."
Janice HutchinsonLexington, Kentucky
"The day we had to let our Newfie go was extremely difficult, but Dr. Healy was so kind and compassionate. Cole was such a big, sweet, shy guy, but her calm demeanor put him at ease. He even ate a couple of treats from her hand which was surprising to us both. She allowed us as much time as we needed and listened as we told her stories about his life. Her follow-up correspondence and posts just proved she heard and understood how hard it was for us. We are thankful she could come to us and help us get through this difficult time."
Mark & Robin SchmittGeorgetown, Kentucky
"Dr. Kendra was so kind when I called. When she arrived she was so soothing and assured me I was making the right decision. She gave me all the time I needed and never made me feel like she needed to leave. She asked questions and talked and made me comfortable. This was a hard day but I so appreciate her service and coming to my home. If you must make a similar decision I strongly recommend her."
Amy KennedyLexinton, Kentucky
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
BGVS + Animal Emergency
University of Florida-Gainesville
The Ohio State University
University of California-Davis
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
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.
Lap of Love1088 Nandino Boulevard # 11611Lexington, Kentucky 40576
Lexington Herald-Leader: Veterinarian specializes in expanding field of end-of-life care for pets