Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas

  (225) 284-8800

  [email protected]

Dr. Carly will be unavailable from December 1st - 6th. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment for when she returns.

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$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

Dr. Carly will be unavailable from December 1st - 6th. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment for when she returns.

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.

"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

"Dr. Carly was very sweet and kind. She took great care of Trigger and talked us through the process of what was happening and did it with immense care. Dr. Carly made the situation more bearable and my family and I all new Trigger was in good care with her. I thank you for all your help and being there for my family and I. Definitely recommend her for anyone who is having any troubles with their animal loved ones that could use great help/care with expert advise."

Cameron Harris
Denham Springs, Louisiana

"I will forever be grateful for Dr. Carly Billeaudeau's kindness and sweet spirit during our experience. She put us at ease and explained every detail before it happened. Our Xena (12 yr old Miniature Pinscher) was absolutely terrified of the vet office and we were so thankful this service was available to put her at peace during this experience. I would recommend this service to any and everyone."

Jennifer Hogan
Zachary, Louisiana

"I called Dr. Carley in the morning in a panic due to Rocky's condition worsening and she gave us a few options. That evening she came to our home and was very gentle and caring with Rocky. Dr. Carley never rushed us. Having to put an animal down is never easy but it was definitely very compassionate for Rocky. We were able to hold him and talk to him the whole time and I believe he was at peace."

Traci & Elvis Jacob
Port Vincent, Louisiana

"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

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
“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
“Rocky you are one of a kind and we will miss you each and everyday.”
Traci & Elvis Jacob
October 11, 2020
“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
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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