Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to you.
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 in a memory garden on their property.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
We are here to answer your questions every day, from 8am - 8pm. 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 one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.
Carly Billeaudeau, DVM
At the bold age of 5 years old, I informed my mother that I was going to be a veterinarian, and I have never looked back. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I was born and raised in Monroe, a small town in northeast Louisiana, where I grew up with a myriad of pets.
I attended Louisiana State University for both my undergrad and veterinary school. After I graduated in 2008, I began working in a small animal private practice. I am currently living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with my husband, our three small children, and our two furry children.
Working in private practice, I began to recognize the need for end-of-life care for our pets. I realized that many people feel uncomfortable about knowing when it’s "the right time” or not. No one wants to say goodbye, but no one wants to allow their pet to suffer either. When my beloved pet, Sophie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I was devastated. When "that time" arrived, I said goodbye to her in our home with her snuggled in my lap. It was terribly sad, but it was peaceful and loving, and she deserved that. It made me realize that this was the kind of experience that I wanted for all of my clients and patients. Everyone deserves a peaceful goodbye, full of grace and dignity.
"Waiting from 11 am to 3 yesterday for Dr. Carly was like waiting for a grim reaper. My husband said "She's here", the words i dreaded. But there at my door was a sweet face young woman with a soft voice, she carried a little doctors bag like in earlier times. She quiety sat by my sleeping Nicholous. She spoke in quiet tones, she knew our anglish. With her help, he died on his warm sleeping pad with my husband petting him. If anything other than this would have happened, I would never forgive myself for keeping him alive until something bad happened."
carole O'NeilBATON ROUGE, Louisiana
"Dr. Carly from Baton Rouge, La. was the most understanding
lady. When she arrived she talked with us she didn't rush us to start
anything. she let me take my time and just hold my baby as
long as i need. she was very kind and made Lita's passing a
very painless and peacefully time for Lita. she was very understanding
and concerned about our feelings as well. Dr. Carly made this very painfull
and extremy hard time for us a lot easier."
Lisa WilliamsWalker, Louisiana
"It will be a year in just a few days that our sweet Oliver left us and only now am I able to comment. Devastation doesn't even tell the whole story about the loss of this precious fur baby. Dr. Carly Billeaudeau was and is an angel who guided us down that sad road of saying good bye to Oliver. It was time for us to let him go and I simply could not imagine having to put him in the car to drive him to his final destination. Dr. Billeaudeau is caring, sympathetic, and professional. My husband and I are still appreciative in the manner that she treated Oliver and us in our own home. We are grateful for Lap of Love and there are not enough words to express our gratitude to Dr. Billeaudeau for her kindness during a very sad time."
Dinah Schuster-StevensonBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"Our vet was amazing. She was calm around all 4 of my dogs and was completely respectful of our time and our feelings. She was very professional and it was the best experience in such a sad time."
Lydia PerezBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"Unfortunately I've had to use Dr. Carly twice in the last year. She is amazing. Extremely caring and very understanding. My 13 year old lab mix, Cletus, had to be put to sleep last year and in July of this year, 2017, my dachshund mix that I've had for over 18 years had to cross the rainbow bridge as well. I would recommend the Lap of Love service and Dr. Carly to anyone in need of these services. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is very compassionate about her job and it shows. She really makes you feel at ease and never rushes the difficult process. Thank you so much for your services."
Amy HebertZachary, Louisiana
"Dr. Carly was amazing! Calling her was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. She explained everything in detail to me before the procedure and answered any questions I had. She let me have as much time as I needed with Deuce. She was very gentle and understanding, and explained what she was going to do and what to expect during the procedure. I hope to never have to make that call again, but should I have to, I'll definitely call her! Thank you for helping my Deuce transition peacefully."
Danielle Lamotte-PrimusAddis, Louisiana
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Best Friend Gone Project, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center
Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Helping families in the following areas:
We proudly serve the greater Baton Rouge area, including, but not limited to, those listed below. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30 - $100 based on your location and further distances can be arranged.
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.
Lap of Love9618 Jefferson Hwy Ste. D-204Baton Rouge, LA 70809