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

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.

"I loved my kitty Pink so very much. I'm sure if you're here reading this you also have a special loved one that you've recently lost or are preparing for their passing. It's a hard time. I have no words to describe the hole it leaves in your heart. Dr. Kendra responded quickly to my need to guide Pink out as he became ill and deteriorated fast. She was able to see me within just a few short hours of my call. Her love for animals and their owners is apparent in her gentle caring words and actions. It is also there in how she follows up in those dark days immediately following to make sure you are ok, and to let you know your feelings are real and to be acknowledged. I am so grateful she was the one to guide my beautiful boy out of this world. I still wonder how I'm going to get by without him, but I will. And it helps to know that if I do need someone understanding to talk to, Dr. Kendra will be here for me."

Roxan Walden
Winchester, Kentucky

"Words cannot express how much of a difference Dr. Healy made with my partner and my experience of losing our kitty, Fiddle. She was incredibly supportive and helped me deal with those all those second thoughts and whether it was the right thing to do. I am so thankful we were able to honor Fiddle at the end of her life and that Dr. Healy was there with us."

Abbie Latimer
Georgetown, Kentucky

"It has taken me a long time to write this as I still miss my Suno very much but thought it necessary to share the referral of this great service offered by Lap Of Love. Dr K Healy was so patient and caring during our process & it was greatly appreciated. It was a blessing to be able to have her come to our home so Suno could pass on while in the comfort of his home & with his family vs going into a veterinary office. We are so thankful for this service offered & will chose this service again when needed."

Melissa King
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra preformed a difficult service for us this past week having to put to sleep , after a long and tiring fight , our beautiful princess Lacey. Her compassion for us, as well as our girl, was beyond words. To think I could keep my girl here at home, quiet and calm, and with her family, avoiding those chaotic and hectic moments one must undertake at the last moments of our pet’s life. It can be extremely hard for both you and your family to be uprooted and brought to the Vet in those final hours . Instead, Lacey was home with those whom she loved and loved her back. My heart was blessed. Dr Kendra even took Lacey’s remains herself, to be delivered to me on a later date , so that I could mourn my cat rather than having to run her to a crematorium in my emotional state of mind. Thank you is truly not enough. You are a Godsend in our time of need. Out pets are definitely family as well and our loved ones deserve the best. Gd bless all that you do."

Kristine Thompson
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra Healy was amazing, very compassionate, understanding. She allowed me to vent and cry. I was crying so very hard and she willing waited on me and understand everything I was saying. She explained the entire process before and during what she had to do. She really does a remarkable job. I will Recommend her and Lap if Love to anyone going to go though what we did. Thank you Dr. Healy"

Cindy Pierson
Richmond, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra was amazing. She let me know exactly what was happening and when. I had called her about 4 month prior when I needed to ask questions that I could not get answers on based on my Rafa's situation. She was very informative and helpful. I knew that morning it was his time. Dr Kendra was very flexible in her schedule to make sure the time worked for us. This was my first time doing this at home. It was so much better than taking them to the vet as that anxiety is never good. My boy sailed off to dog heaven in the most caring way possible. Even though it brings me to tears I was reassured it was the right time by Dr Kendra. She is highly recommended and a lovely person."

Jeannette Andrews
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
“Thank you Dr. Kendra Healy, for being so compassionate, and thoughtful with us thur a very trying time in our life. Having to say when Axel’s time was ready was extremely hard on us. Your understanding and caring manner mean a lot to us. We didn’t what to take Axel to the Dr’s office and be put down there, having you come to our house and ...
Cindy Pierson
February 3, 2019
“My sweet Georgia!”
Tom Daugherty
January 25, 2019
“You came into my life on December 26, 2014 and you were carried out of my life on January 5, 2019. Such a short time, baby boy! But oh my goodness the impact you made on me in the time in-between cannot be described in just words. From the minute I saw your face on Facebook with the caption “Rescues only”, your eyes spoke to me. On that ...
Peggy Carbine
January 7, 2019
“Be was such a big part of our family and a good girl to almost everyone she met... ( except for one mail man).
She was so good with kids and other dogs. Her tennis balls lay silent and toys are in the can now. She is in no more pain or frustrated by her condition. Play with Laney Bebe, and don't nip at her heels.
She picked you out and chose ...
Jon & Jill Branton
December 16, 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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