Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas

  (225) 284-8800

  [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$150

Using phone or Zoom, 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.

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 39 pounds$230
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$315
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$350

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 39 pounds$175
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$225
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

"Dr Carly made such a hard day a little easier. When she arrived the first thing she did was greet you and talked to for a little while. Beaux was so relaxed with her . I appreciate how you did not make us feel rushed at all as we said goodbye to best friend. When the occasion occurs again I would definitely use these services again."

Ericka Durocher
Denham Springs, Louisiana

"I found myself is a desperate feeling about what to do with my failing Maltese . I called and everyone I spoke with was so caring. They arranged for a Zoom call with DR Sierra. She helped me to see my situation with better clarity. I was hoping against how that my baby would be well. Dr Sierra helped me to see what was really going on. I am a nurse and I should have understand how desperate my situation was. I decided that I had to let my baby go . Unfortunately , timing was difficult. No one was available to come for 2 days. I didn’t think my girl would last that long. I asked my private vet if he could come to my house and he did. As I was waiting for him Dr Carley called and said she could come sooner. It was so nice of her to try to meet my needs. I truly felt that Laps of Love knew how difficult having you baby move and and they let you know they really cared. The consult really helped me and helped me do what was right for my girl. As hard as it was for me it was right. Thank you Laps of Love is a much needed service."

Laurie White
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly could not have done more to make such a difficult experience feel so peaceful and comforting. She has the most gentle bedside manners and truly cares for her patients, as she cried along with us when we said goodbye to our Meka. Worth every penny & should i need to put any other of our pets down in the future, there’s no doubt i will use her again."

Kaitlin Savage
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly was so very capable and kind in easing our beloved Maybelline’s end of life transition. She was both professional and comforting, gently explaining what was happening as Maybelline passed. We are very grateful to have had her help on our dear girl’s last day."

Barbara &Chip Donovan,Wood
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"It has taken me some time to begin to talk about or process the unexpected loss of my fur baby "Anja". She was diagnosed with visceral hemangiosarcoma a day after her Golden birthday which was on 11/11/2020. It was inoperable and spread from the mass on her spleen into her liver. I only had a short time left with my beautiful baby. I found Dr. Carly by mere chance. It was meant to be I suppose. I knew that I did not want to bring Anja to an office for anything further. I wanted home euthanasia but was not sure if it were an option. Lap of Love and Dr. Carly was the God send that I needed for this time. All of the staff that I spoke with or emailed me were so caring and compassionate. Dr. Carly is truly amazing and I could not have been able to get to this point if it were not for her kind words and touch for my baby. Anja is a gift from God to me and I am not sure why I was so lucky but I am forever grateful for our time together. Her personality and beautiful disposition made me wonder how she picked me. I remember vividly the evening I went to get my Rottweiler puppy. All five of the females were out and were eating out of the food bowl. I could not find the pup I picked out on the prior day so I knelt down and started patting my legs, making a calling noise. She was the only one that turned and ran to me. I picked her up and I knew then she was for me. From that day forward she was by fur baby, my child. I miss her every day but know she is waiting for me near Rainbow bridge to enter Heaven when I am called home. Thank you Dr. Carly and Lap of Love for all of your kind words, compassion and everything you have done for me and Anja."

Allison Penny
Baton Rouge/ Denham Springs, Louisiana

"As I write this testimonial just this morning my wife and I had to say our final goodbyes to our sweet Bubba. After finding out a month ago he had a terminal illness and his decline was so quick we were faced with the difficult decision. A good friend of mine referred me to Lap of Love and it was the best decision we could have made. Dr. Carly arrived at our house and explained to us about the procedure. Dr. Carly was very kind and caring to us but most importantly Bubba. After the procedure she respected our grieving and gave us plenty of time to say our goodbyes. Having Bubba in his favorite spot, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side helped him go peacefully. I’m will always be grateful for Dr. Carly and Lap of Love. Thank you for taking such good care of our beloved Bubs."

Michael and Chelsea Holt
Prairieville, 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
“On Tuesday we said goodbye to our best friend. You were the funniest , loyal and loving dog . One of your favorite things do in world was take a ride Taco Bell. Once someone mentioned going you had to go and wouldn’t take no or later for an answer. When we would snuggle on the couch you loved to watch Tucker Budz pup videos. It was the craziest ...
Ericka Durocher
February 16, 2021
“Tomorrow makes 1 week since I said goodbye to my best girl, Meka. The decision was made quite suddenly but I knew I had no other choice & she’d been suffering in silence for too long. After a year of reoccurring UTIs we finally brought her to a new vet who found a tumor in her urethra & a few weeks before her 8th birthday they confirmed it was ...
Kaitlin Savage
January 15, 2021
“Our lovely girl Maybelline left us October 6, 2020. She was 16 1/2 years old. A drop-off in the neighborhood, she came to live with us at five months old. She had an independent nature earning her the nickname “The Cat” but softened with age into the most affectionate lover of all scritches at any time. Her favorite hobbies included barking, ...
Barbara &Chip Donovan,Wood
January 11, 2021
“Ole Trigger (Baby Trigger),

We miss you dearly, You have always been so sweet and playful. We will never forget those pitiful eyes you would give us for wanting to be pet longer or to con us into giving you a steak. You made sad days better with your big smile and would love on us to give comfort. You made an impact on more than just your ...
Cameron Harris
November 17, 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
PO Box 14601
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898

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