Lexington & Surrounding Areas

  (859) 948-9589

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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.

"A very sad day at our house on November 18, 2020, when our sweet little Hersey Kisses crossed the rainbow bridge with the compassionate and loving care and help of Dr. Healy. We were able to say and kiss her goodbye in the comfort of our patio room where we all spent lots of time together. I have had to say goodbye to 7 other Yorkies in the past and this is the first time I have used this wonderful service. It was such a peaceful crossing with the kindness and thoughtfulness of Dr. Healy. She provided a basket and pink blanket to swaddle our little girl in when she transported her to her car and put her in the front seat with her so that she could transport her with love. I urge all who must endure this hardship to consider this wonderful service."

Judy Tarr
Lexington, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy brought an amazing peace to a day full of sadness and stress. I called her in the morning when I saw that my Gus had declined and was suffering due to a diagnosis of cancer. It was such a hard phone call to make. She was s reassuring. She was able to come that same day. She was compassionate, kind and made our last goodbye as stress free as it could be. I am so thankful to have found her.

Thank you Dr. Healy,

Caroline Fields & Joe Rudder"

Caroline Fields
STAMPING GROUND, Kentucky

"We lost our beloved 14 yr old beagle Penny. She could not be moved easily so we called Dr Healy. The Doctor came to our house wuthin a few hours. She was so supportive and understanding. She helped Penny leave easily and she helped my family let her go. I will always be thankful."

Lauria Landeros
LEXINGTON, Kentucky

"Dr. Healy was kind, supportive and compassionate during this difficult time for our family. We appreciate that Bandit was able to pass away comfortably at home."

Paula Hutchens
Nicholasville, Kentucky

"Dr Kendra was so kind . I am so thankful I did not have to take Maya to my vets office she was at home and comfortable ."

Kathy Kuehneman
Georgetown, Kentucky

"Dr Healy was so compassionate and we are so grateful to her for helping us through this tough time. The process was so easy, I only had to tell her my wishes and she made the arrangements. I had a lot of anxiety leading up to this as I wasn't sure how it would go but she walked me through the whole process and made it easy for me to concentrate on my dog. Will recommend to friends and family."

Melissa Kendrick
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
“Words can't express how much you are missed. There is a hole in my heart and a hurt in my stomach. We enjoyed everything about you. Your personality was the perfect compliment to our family and you took great care of us. We enjoyed taking care of you too - through health and through sickness. I have journaled pages of what we miss about you. ...
Paula Hutchens
November 18, 2020
“Maya my beautiful girl. It is so hard to let you go. I miss your beautiful brown eyes and big ears. You always knew what I was going to do before I said anything. The smartest dog I have ever had. You will always be in my heart. 8 years was not long enough. I love you Maya”
Kathy Kuehneman
November 17, 2020
“My baby girl bibbles has been my very first child since 16 years old. I’m 21 one now and never could have imagined a life without her but I’m finding my self doing it, still breathing but missing her every step of the way. I was walking into a Walmart when a woman sitting on the side asked me did I want a free puppy and every one knows I was ...
Sherry Hollan
October 2, 2020
“Erin and I said goodbye to our sweet Millie last night. We only had 3 years with her and we tried to give her the best life we could. 3 wonderful years.
Millie had the sweetest soul. We will miss her. Til the next time we meet Millie Monster.❤️”
Todd Clark
September 24, 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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