PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$250

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$350

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.

"This is the story of a little dog. His name was Pepe’. I found him after Hurricane Katrina while searching for dogs that had been victims of the storm. I had lost 3 pets in 7 months and really needed to fill that void in my heart. I came across him at a website for Walker, Louisiana Schnauzer Rescue. He was the saddest, most pitiful little thing I had ever seen. Well, one thing led to another and after having to seriously beg John, Pepe’ became a furever member of our family. Early on, he loved to sharpen his teeth on human flesh. Ask anyone, Chris King, Reese Hawke, Ryleigh Hawke, Wayne Bullock, the veterinary staff at Sherwood South Animal Hospital and whoever that cable guy was, just to name a few. His vet chart early on glowed from all the bright red “Will bite” stickers on the front. He obviously had been abused. He was fearful of water hoses, brooms, and heavy shoes. After a few years he mellowed and became a sweet little guy. Well, today, after watching him suffer from seizure disorder for 8 years we were forced to make the grueling decision to let him go. Today, we allowed him to peacefully cross the Rainbow Bridge. There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled but I will forever cherish the memories of being the proud owner of a rescue dog. Please, before you decide to go spend a fortune on a fancy dog breed, consider adopting from an animal shelter or organization. You will be forever blessed as we were. RIP, my sweet little buddy. 💔💔❤️❤️ Pepe’ 12/25/04-03/19/20 Thank you, Dr. Carly, for your care and compassion. We would not have been able to do this without you."

Becky Hawke
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly was very caring and genuine, and treated Bella with a lot of love and respect. Bella got the exact ending we wanted for her; calm, peaceful, and at home with her family. Dr. Carly helped us makes a very difficult decision, but also gave us permission to make the decision we knew we had to. We are so grateful to her for providing some comfort, during such a difficult experience."

Kyla Robinson
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"I had to let my best buddy go on 12/30/2019. I called Dr. Carly and she responded very quickly. I was able to let my Mugsy go at home where he was most comfortable. Carly was incredibly kind and gentle with him. I miss my buddy terribly, but I know it was very peaceful. Thank you Carly, you are very appreciated!"

Sandi Hargrave
Denham Springs, Louisiana

"Carly was incredible. She was helpful, compassionate, prompt and informative. She made sure we understood what our options were and what would happen. It was incredibly comforting when she arrived and he struggled to stand up then went to her and did the great dane lean into her and buried her head. He was sweet and affectionate to her and I would like to believe he was accepting of his fate.

As the sedative was administered he continued to stand and lean into her. As it took effect he relaxed and for the first time in a long time appeared to be able to lay down comfortably. She administered the final dose and we held him and cried as he peacefully drew his last breaths.

Dr Billeaudeau was absolutely perfect."

Lee Alessi
Denham Springs, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly made a heart wrenching decision bearable for us. She was kind, compassionate and explained the process. I don’t have the words to express how grateful we are to have had her come to our house and do this on our terms. We are forever grateful."

Robin Ercanbrack
Port Allen, Louisiana

"Dr. Carly was a huge blessing to my family. When I came home from work late, I realized that my sweet Roscoe had taken a quick turn for the worse, and his legs had completely failed him. I emailed Dr. Carly frantically at 8pm asking how quickly we could give him relief. She emailed me back at 6 am and said she would be there that morning. I was scared about the process, but it was so professional and intimate. I could not have been more impressed. I felt like I was there for Roscoe to the very end, and I felt the relief that came over him. I can't imagine if we would have had to bring our immobile 150 pound mastiff to a clinic. This was just amazing and such a blessing to us."

Alissa Jenkins
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
“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
“Oh my Roscoe man, words just do not do it justice. I have owned other dogs before, but I have never had anyone or anything show me such unconditional love and devotion as you did. When I brought my little girl home from the hospital, you were there and you made those early, tiring days of motherhood so much more special. On days and nights when I ...
Alissa Jenkins
November 24, 2019
“In loving memory of Jill...Your goofy, stubborn, and sometimes aloof presence will be forever missed. Thank you, Jill, for teaching us that unconditional love comes in many different forms and that despite our imperfections, there was always one member of the family there with the time and patience to lend an ear, a wet, sloppy, kiss and a tiny ...
Angela Capello
November 18, 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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