Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


Veterinary Hospice$245

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.

Geriatric Consultation$245

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 Appointment 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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to 30 pounds$225
Pets 31 - 60 pounds$245
Pets 61 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 and over please call for

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.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 30 pounds$125
Pets 31 - 60 pounds$135
Pets 61 - 99 pounds$150
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 and over please call for

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. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

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.

Meet The Doctor

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.

"We knew our cat Inky was not going to make it long after we took him home from the vet. We thought we would have longer with him, but when his chest cavity began refilling with fluid from the lymphoma, we knew he would soon be in pain. We put in a request overnight and Carly started texting us at 5:50 in the morning on Mardi Gras Day. She came out for 7 before all her other appointments.

The comfort, care and concern she gave us was second to none. She helped us through what has been the hardest transition Sherry and I have ever been through. Inky died in Sherry's arms the way he loved to be cradled. He passed so peacefully. He was a black cat with a white spot on his chest and Carly was so accommodating to cut both the black and white hair for his lock of love.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

(the picture of him shows how laid back he is, basking in the warm sun--I hope that's how his spirit feels forever)."

Neil and Sherry Melancon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"I called Dr.Carly with Lap of Love, and she made the trip out on a Sunday evening. She arrived and explained everything to me. She examined him and agreed that it was the best for him. The process was tough for me, but yet I felt at ease. I got to say goodbye to my boy while he was no longer in pain. I would like to personally thank Dr. Carly and the Lap of Love for making it such a good experience for such a sad day for me."

Scotty Canezaro
Port Allen, Louisiana

"I'm so grateful that Dr. Carly was able to come to my home when it was time to let me 18 year old cat Xavier go. She spoke to me on the phone to help me talk through my decision, and suggested we make an appointment a few days later. Dr. Carly is one of my cats' regular vets, so she was familiar with his history and knew how much I loved him. She also knew that he had been sick for awhile and that it was likely his time.

This experience gave me a lot of peace over the loss of my beloved boy. Dr. Carly was caring and gentle to Xavier, and she also took really good care of me."

Sue Weinstein
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly was amazing and treated Sweet Pea as if she were her own. The understanding and care Dr. Carly showed toward Sweet Pea and us was deeply appreciated. She guided us thoughtfully through this very difficult time."

Don Haydel
Prairieville, Louisiana

"Our heartfelt thanks to Dr Carly for being there for me and my girls to help our Splah cross over at the end of our battle with DM. I don't know how you do what you do everyday but we're so grateful to you. It was so much more peaceful and graceful having you come to our home. A million thanks from Holly, Tang, Rogue and our Angel Splash."

Holly Wise
Franklinton, Louisiana

"I am so thankful Dr. Carly devotes her skills to this service. She was patient and supportive. Though still a difficult time, I take comfort in knowing Angel Cat was able to pass here with me."

Ginny Listi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Group

  (225) 578-9547

Best Friend Gone Project, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Emergency Clinic

  (225) 293-7747

Sherwood South Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center

Emergency Clinic

  (225) 927-9940

Baton Rouge Pet Emergency Hospital

Emergency Clinic

  (225) 578-9900

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Service Area

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.

Local Service Area 
(no additional driving fee)
Extended Service Areas 
(additional $30 fee)    
Extended Service Areas
(additional $60 fee) 
  • Baton Rouge
  • Prairieville
  • Denham Springs 
  • Baker
  • Port Allen
  • Brusly
  • St. Gabriel     
  • Zachary
  • Greenwell Springs
  • Walker         
  • Gonzales
  • Geismar
  • New Roads
  • St. Francisville
  • Donaldsonville 
Pet Memorials
You gave our family a good and happy 5 years. Ethan said that he misses you, and says that if we get another husky, he will name him shadow in your memory. He loves you buddy.
Things will be different without you here. Your fur brother misses you very badly too. He keeps looking and waiting for you to come back, and looked at me ...
Scotty Canezaro
February 27, 2017
“This is Xavier, my handsome gentleman and longtime companion. I adopted him and his calico sister, Lorelei, when they were kittens. A coworker's brother's cat, Thuggy, had a litter, and my cat-hating roommate had just moved out, so I was excited to get a little friend. Of course, once we got to the basement where all the mewling critters were ...
Sue Weinstein
January 23, 2017
“You were such a significant part of our lives. We'll cherish the memories you gave us forever.”
Don Haydel
December 7, 2016
“I'll miss you every minute of Forever my big protector. I would've given anything to save you brave girl. A friend recently said it best "Sometimes life just asks too much of us......."
Holly Wise
October 18, 2016
Lap Of Love Locations
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
Payment Options

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
9618 Jefferson Hwy Ste. D-204
Baton Rouge, LA 70809