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.

HOLIDAYS

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

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 - 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

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

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.

"Dr Kendra Healy treated our beloved 16 year old dog, Chase, with the highest amount of respect and care. Saying goodbye was devastating but it was time. Dr. Kendra made it possible to say goodbye in our home where Chase could be relaxed and stress free and have all his familiar things nearby. It was a relief how peaceful everything went, and I am grateful to Dr Kendra for being so compassionate and professional."

Meridith Eleazer
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra came into our home and made the cross over experience less stressful. She was very loving to Ellie and talked with me to help me through this difficult time. I am thankful this service was available to ease the pain of our loss."

Darlene Davis
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy was phenomenal! Our cat Spooky, was approaching 20 yrs old and we knew it was time. She was so gentle and compassionate through the whole process. I texted her late one evening and she immediately called me and we went over options. She came the next day and made us feel so at peace with our decision. She made the day we dreaded so much as peaceful as possible. I HIGHLY recommend her and her caring services."

Amy Kirk
Lexington, Kentucky

"Kendra was so kind and sweet to our boy. She was professional and comforted us with our goodbye. She treated him with respect. We appreciate her helping to make an awful day a bit easier."

Carrie Jones
Nicholasville, Kentucky

"Dr Healy was so wonderful to have help our baby go over the rainbow bridge. She was so compassionate and respectful to us and Missy. She explained every move and went at our pace. We are so thankful to this service that allows pets who are scared of leaving their safe home. I know we do not regret the decision to have her cared for by such a loving person as Dr Healy. We are very grateful to her."

Cindy Pennington
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr Healy was amazing in helping us and Rosey in this process. She was warm, kind and showed so much love to Rosey. I can’t thank Dr Healy enough!"

Stephanie Vittitoe
Georgetown, 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
“Chase lived up to his name--chasing squeaky balls was his favorite activity. We took him on vacation to a horse farm just to play fetch in in an enormous field. Chase also loved broccoli, sardines, long walks & hikes, road trips, head scratches & belly rubs, and packtime with his favorite humans. He was beautiful and everywhere we went people ...
Meridith Eleazer
February 24, 2020
“Ellie was a very sweet and spirited girl. A blend of intelligent, strong willed, independent Border Collie mixed with laid back Labrador. We have fond memories of her younger days flipping to catch a frisbee and our many walks around the park that continued through her last day with us. I can still hear her toenails against the floor and the ...
Darlene Davis
February 17, 2020
““He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it was supposed to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave.”

Trace, traceman, trick D, handsome boy, tricky, trick, he had a billion nicknames but was most known as Jaymeson Jones best friend and my little buddy. He was the sweetest dog, ...
Carrie Jones
February 8, 2020
“RIP sweet Missy Lee. She was Momma and Poppas baby girl. She was so loved. The only "child" in the house and absorbed every bit of love that was given. She was an indoor but had outdoor access in a gated community that loved her too. Neighbors loved a visit as she passed by their houses. So loved and will be so missed. She has left a large hole ...
Cindy Pennington
February 3, 2020
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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