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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
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.
Carly Billeaudeau, DVM
"Dr Carly was so compassionate, gentle and professional. I am forever grateful to her for the gift of having the family gathered in our living room when Snowball passed in my arms."
Natalie StiltnerBaton Rouge, Louisiana
"It has been three years since I had to say good bye to my Bailey. The hurt in my heart is just as powerful today as it was the day I had to say good bye. Dr. Carly came to my house at 11:00 on a Sunday night and after I held Bailey in my arms it was time to say good bye. Dr. Carly made the most difficult thing in my life tolerable. Once again I have to call on her services and thank God for that. The only thing able to stop Boots from suffering is Dr. Carly."
Toni HendersonGeismar, Louisiana
"What a blessing it was to have Dr. Carly Billeaudeau help us say good-bye to our beloved cat Julie, our beautiful, sweet 18-year-old baby. It was a dreaded decision but having the choice of letting her go at home was such a better option than having to take her in the car to the vet which was always traumatic for her, or having an emergency situation in the middle of the night. We were able to cuddle and kiss on her in a grassy spot under our big shade tree on a beautiful sunny day. So peaceful and perfect. Dr. Carly is extraordinary-- patient, kind, and compassionate beyond my expectations. And appreciated more than I can express in words. The website was so informative and easy to understand, it was a great resource when I really needed it. Thank you so much!!"
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Carly is a wonderful person! She was warm and caring throughout the process. She has an extremely difficult job that she performs with kind thoughtfulness. I am so grateful to her, and Lap of Love for making it possible to do such a difficult thing in the comfort of my own home."
Chris ABaton Rouge, Louisiana
"We knew Muffin was in pain and the time had finally come when we had to let her go. I feel so blessed to have come upon this website and to be able to meet such a wonderful angel named Dr. Carly Billeaudeau. She was so understanding and has such a kind, soothing voice. She made us feel so at ease with Muffin’s passing. The atmosphere was so peaceful and calm as we all sat with Muffin on the couch and said our goodbyes. Having her with us for almost 18 years made it that much more difficult to let her go. I can’t thank Dr. Carly enough for being that someone who took a dreaded experience and making it something that we will now cherish in our hearts forever. Kudos to Dr. Carly. U are one of a kind!!!!"
Leigh CouvillonBaton rouge, Louisiana
"Once again, our family would like to express our deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Carly. Her professionalism, tenderness, and compassion towards our beloved pets and to our family is appreciated more than she will know. During such difficult times, she has been peace, comfort, and hope. Not only was our beloved Chloe treated with dignity, Dr. Carly was thoughtful and caring to our daughters, Meghan and Hannah, and to our remaining furry son, Bear. Thank you, Dr. Carly, for your kindness and compassion."
Angie LukerBaton Rouge, 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