PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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.

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.

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.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Day. A $50 fee is incurred for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day.

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

About Kendra Healy

"Dr Kendra was wonderful. This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. I am so grateful that she was able to come to my home and ease our 21 year old cat Sally into a peaceful passing. She was so gentle, kind and understanding. What a wonderful service to provide to grieving pet parents. It was really a nice way to end Sally's journey. I am eternally grateful for Dr Kendra and this service."

Daphanie Chapman
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was absolutely amazing. She was so kind and caring and beyond helpful through this process. She made sure we were told everything she was doing and was so kind to my Bella.

Thank you Dr. Kendra."

Ashlee Mullins
Lexington, Kentucky

"I suppose most cat owners think that their cat is the most best, smartest, and most beautiful cat in the world -- and we are no exception. Dr. Healy was truly a God-send to us. She took our phone calls in the evenings and came to our home when we needed her on a Saturday morning. She was extraordinarily compassionate and extremely competent in everything she did. We cannot express how thankful we are for her."

Devin Brown
Lexington, Kentucky

"Our sweet 14 year old boy's decline was pretty quick, and it was a hard decision to say goodbye. Dr. Healey was wonderful though-- incredibly warm and professional. We didn't feel rushed along and were able to say our gentle goodbyes. Even though I'd never met her, I felt immediately calmed by her presence. She was able to come to our home same day. Getting to be with Diego during this transition, in our home, surrounded by his things was in incredible gift. Saying goodbye to our furry family is never easy, but if it is time, I recommend Lap of Love and Dr. Healy <3"

Ondine Quinn
Lexington, Kentucky

"What a blessing Dr. Healy is. So loving to our Sweet Zelda from her first step into our home to the last. So compassionate and empathetic with all of us. She made a heart wrenching decision go as smoothly as possibly. Z looked so sweet and peaceful as our son, Wesley, assisted with carrying her out all snuggled and warm. I wholeheartedly support this easy process for Z, she was calm and loved with her mommy and daddy by her side. Thank you Dr. Healy❤❤❤"

Rhonda Marsh
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy really went out of her way to make Little Man's passing as peaceful and comfortable for him and us as possible. It was a hard decision to make but we are very thankful that Dr. Healy was here to help. Her compassion and professionalism instantly put Little Man at ease and made the whole process tolerable. If you are faced with the same decision I highly encourage you to do this at home, your pet deserves it and I can't recommend anyone more than Dr. Healy to help you through it. Thank you again Dr. Healy."

Robert Larkin
Lexington, Kentucky

LOCAL RESOURCES


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
“My sweet princess Bella girl, you will be so incredibly missed and your memory cherished forever. You were my first baby and the goodest girl in the whole world. There won’t be a single day that goes by that I won’t think of you and your perfect curly wagging tail. Mommy loves you Bella Girl. Always and forever.”
Ashlee Mullins
November 21, 2019
“To my sweet Ginger!❤️ You will always be in my heart and I know I’ll see you again. Run and play my sweet girl❤️😘🙏🏻🌈”
Jackie Barkman
June 30, 2019
“The universe brought me Shug in the summer of 2009. It knew that I was lonely and that he needed someone to love him. Over the next two years we became inseparable. He was an outside/inside cat for a short period of time until I opened my couch and bed to him. He was in a cat fight in 2010 and I had to rush him to the vet. I remember him coming in ...
Tara Gearheart-Hamilton
June 24, 2019
“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
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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