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.

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

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 

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

Kendra L. 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.

"Kendra was there super quick. IT was midnight and I called her in a panic.. She was so kind and caring. Bob finally hit the mark where it was time. I can't say thank you enough for being so quick and caring"

jeff jones
lexington, Kentucky

"Our boy Toby was a rescue whom we had for only 7 years. He was loved beyond imagination and returned that love in so many ways. We knew this was where he was supposed to be. When it was discovered he had incurable bladder cancer we knew at some point he would be leaving us. His last day was with tenderness, compassion and love because of Dr. Kendra. It was so comforting to see how she treated Toby--as if he was her own. She has a very difficult job but makes everyone feel at ease. I can't say enough about her professionalism and the way she loves animals. Thank you Dr. Kendra--we'll always remember."

Mildred Howard
Lexington, Kentucky

"This is our second experience with Kendra in a little over a year. We so very much appreciated her quick arrival at our house. She is so compassionate and caring. Considers everyone involved, owners and pet. She is ready, willing and able to do anything to make this experience as peaceful and painless as possible! You can tell her heart is in her work. Even though Max was weak and could barely move around, he still got up to greet Kendra (so special)! Tugged at our heartstrings. I would DEFINITELY recommend Lap of Love to anyone (LOVE Kendra)! It's such a great resource to have so that you and your furbaby can have privacy and peace . . ."

Leslie Bradley
Winchester, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra with Lap of Love made this very sad day easier for our precious Emma than it ever could have been otherwise. No scary or painful trip back to a vet. Emma stayed comfortably and peacefully on my living room floor until the very end. I would highly recommend Dr. Kendra Healy to anyone ever in this situation."

Ruth Lewellen
Lexington, Kentucky

"I would just like to thank Dr.Kendra Healy for helping me with Sheba and giving her peace. She is one of the kindest people I have ever met, a wonderful veterinarian. The ability to put my baby girl to rest in the comfort of our home, with dignity and great care means the world to me and I will forever be grateful to her.

Thank you Dr. Healy from the bottom of my heart."

Troi Keith
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Kendra was wonderful during this very difficult time. Her care and patience with us and our sweet Maggie made things a bit more bearable. Dr. Kendra has a very calming quality that helped us all cope. The care and love she extended to our Maggie was noticed and greatly appreciated. Being able to spend this time at home instead of the vet's office was very important to us."

Will Buntin
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
“Bob was a loving boy with a bob tail. Black with a spot on white on his chest he was always eager to please. He couldn't meow but he had the loudest purr. Everyone said he actually sounded like a dove and was the hit with everyone. I love bob and he will be missed dearly.. Go rest in peace.. Your daddies will miss you everyday..”
jeff jones
May 22, 2017
“My sweet, precious Emma - how I miss you. I never new it was possible to love a dog as much as I have loved you. I'm sorry that you got so sick so fast, and that I just couldn't seem to stop it. Saying goodbye to you is one of the hardest things I've ever done and it has broken my heart. Little Miley seems very sad without you too. She's been ...
Ruth Lewellen
May 19, 2017
“Sheba, I've spent the last 2 weeks since you've been gone trying to come up with words for this memorial that are good enough for you and express how much you mean to me but I do not think I will be ever be able to formulate in words the depth of my love for you but I hope I can do this well enough in your honor and memory. 7 years ago I thought ...
Troi Keith
May 12, 2017
“In loving memory of my best friend, Jack. Jack was my first baby and he was there for all of my “first” experiences as an adult. He moved cities with me, lived in many apartments and houses throughout the years, and was there when I met my now husband. He was my study buddy throughout law school, my companion when my husband worked countless ...
Ashton Sawyer
April 18, 2017
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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.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
1088 Nandino Boulevard # 11611
Lexington, Kentucky 40576