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$100

Using phone or Skype, 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

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 was incredibly kind and patient with us. I will be eternally grateful to her for helping us."

Shauna Reader
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"we knew it was time for our 9 yr old Rottie , Bugsy, to go but couldn't bear the thought of the fear and discomfort it would bring him byoading him in and out of the car . He was our Baby ,the most beautiful , loyal , precious creature that God could create specifically For us . Dr Karli came to our home and helped us send our baby home to be with our loved ones who have gone b4 us. He knew we loved him up to the last moment of his life . Thank you Dr Karli for your loving compassion of all of God's creatures. You helped us send him off in the most beautiful way . No fears no anxiety and no more pain . Thank you again . God bless you"

Dody and Re Breaux and Grezaffi
Gonzales, Louisiana

"Carly came into our home and was very caring. She explained to me what she was going to use on my cat and how it would ease her to sleep. She also put her in a sweet little pet bed and covered her with a pink blanket after we were done saying our goodbyes. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to help us through this horrible day. I know my baby was well taken care of and that gives me comfort."

Maggie Campesi
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly was truly a blessing, and from the moment she first walked into our home, she made us feel comfortable and at peace with our decision. She spoke to Sadie with such compassion, and that meant so much. We had to make the very hard decision of letting our Sadie go on April 20, 2020. Our son passed away in 2016, and left us Sadie, so she had an even more special place in our heart. After being diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in April 2019, Sadie was such a trooper. She was always such a pleasure, an amazing patient, and such a happy girl. Letting her go was so hard, and though we miss her tremendously, we are comforted that she is with our son in the most beautiful dog park in heaven!"

Erett Burychka
Prairieville, Louisiana

"I cannot express my gratitude for this service. Dr. Carly was kind and caring through the process. I truly couldn’t bear the thought of having to bring my sweet, beloved Molly to the vet on her last day with us. It was absolutely the best decision we could have made. We were able to say goodbye in her favorite place (our backyard) And have the comfort of knowing she felt no pain. Thank you for giving pet owners this incredible option when facing a time of grief."

Ashley Maness
Prairieville, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly is a Godsend. Our son passed away three and a half years ago and we cared for his dog, a sweet and smart lab/boxer mixed. One year ago she was given 6 months after finding out that she had T-Cell Lymphoma. We wanted to handle everything with the best care when it came down to preventing suffering to our sweet girl. Dr. Carly was so gentle and compassionate in handling it right there in our home and we are so thankful!"

Jim Burychka
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
“Turn off the clock, cut off the telephone
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone
Silence the piano and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin
Let the mourners come

Let aeroplanes circle, moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message she is dead
Put crepe bows around the necks of the white public doves
Let the traffic ...
Shauna Reader
June 30, 2020
“Rest in peace my Pennie. I never imagined I'd be a cat owner. I found this baby in a bush outside of my job at ClimaStor. She just appeared one day and would run out of her bush to greet me everytime I went to work. One day when it was raining, I found her soaking wet and it became clear to me that this was not a feral cat and that she didn't know ...
Maggie Campesi
June 1, 2020
“I couldn't have done life without you Bells. You came into my life exactly when I needed you and you taught me so much. I will miss you so much and love you always.”
Kyla Robinson
January 14, 2020
“Blue was ‘Picked’ from a photo of two male Blue Danes in Pitkin Louisiana. He was a cherished member of my family. He withstood a marriage, a divorce, a failed engagement and the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 trapped in his kennel in my home. He was rescued by a friend and 7 days later we reunited and he whined for hours with his head on my arm ...
Lee Alessi
December 15, 2019
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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