PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$245

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$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.

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.

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, 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 30 pounds$225
Pets 31 - 60 pounds$245
Pets 61 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted

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 pounds and over will be quoted

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

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

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, but cannot guarantee that.

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

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area!

Dr. Carly

Carly Billeaudeau

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.

I began with Lap of Love in 2014 after losing my beloved Boston Terrier, Sophie.  I got Sophie in college just before starting veterinary school. She was there with me through all of my studying, when I got married, and when I brought home each of my 3 babies.  Her loss was devastating.  And when it was her time, I couldn't imagine bringing her to the place that scared her the most.  I let her cross the rainbow bridge in her bed at home, surrounded by those she loved the most.  While it was so so sad, it was also beautiful.  It was the last gift I could give her.  After that, I knew with all my heart that I wanted to give that gift to other pets.  And to their families.  

About Carly Billeaudeau

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.

I began with Lap of Love in 2014 after losing my beloved Boston Terrier, Sophie.  I got Sophie in college just before starting veterinary school. She was there with me through all of my studying, when I got married, and when I brought home each of my 3 babies.  Her loss was devastating.  And when it was her time, I couldn't imagine bringing her to the place that scared her the most.  I let her cross the rainbow bridge in her bed at home, surrounded by those she loved the most.  While it was so so sad, it was also beautiful.  It was the last gift I could give her.  After that, I knew with all my heart that I wanted to give that gift to other pets.  And to their families.  

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
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
PO Box 14601
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898

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