Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$275

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.

Euthanasia$275

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.

Geriatric Consultation$275

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.

Additional Appointment 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), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

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, and fish. Call for pricing and availability.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 29 pounds$300
Pets 30 - 99 pounds$350
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$375
Pets over 150 pounds - call for pricing

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely rose wood urn with engraved nameplate (optional) and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian in two weeks. Other arrangements are possible (please inquire), including availability directly from the crematory.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 29 pounds$100
Pets 30 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$150
Pets over 150 pounds - call for pricing

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 on private property.

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee of $50-$100 if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.

Availability

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice.

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. Kayla

Kayla Stomack, DVM

I grew up in a very small town in Michigan called Minden City, which is in the thumb the next time you take a look at your mitten.  My mother said that I wanted to be a veterinarian from the moment I could walk and talk. I changed my mind a few times growing up; deciding on careers ranging from astronaut to first woman President. Ultimately, I followed my heart and pursued my initial dream of being a veterinarian. I completed my bachelor's, master's, and DVM degrees at Michigan State University.  While in veterinary school, I had a desire to be a large animal vet with a focus on dairy medicine but upon graduation I fell in love with Emergency and Critical care. I thrive in an ever-changing environment, never knowing what the day is going to bring while being able to be there for people when they need love and support the most. 

Recently, I had to put my amazing Luke down. I was lucky enough to have my colleagues come to my home during this difficult life moment. I didn’t have to stress Luke out or make him uncomfortable by going for a car ride to the clinic. He was always anxious about going there in the first place. His peaceful transition at home was a magical moment; just about Luke and I. He spent his last moments laying on his bed in the living room with me snuggling him. I will forever be thankful for the gift he and I received that day.  I realized at that moment that I want to bring this loving and peaceful experience to other families.  Working in an emergency clinic, some families come for end of life care and, although my team and I do the very best we can to provide comfort, at the end of the day it’s still not home. I joined the Lap of Love family to help make this difficult time as comfortable and peaceful as possible for all two and four-legged family members.  It truly is an honor to be here for you and your pet. 

About Kayla Stomack, DVM

I grew up in a very small town in Michigan called Minden City, which is in the thumb the next time you take a look at your mitten.  My mother said that I wanted to be a veterinarian from the moment I could walk and talk. I changed my mind a few times growing up; deciding on careers ranging from astronaut to first woman President. Ultimately, I followed my heart and pursued my initial dream of being a veterinarian. I completed my bachelor's, master's, and DVM degrees at Michigan State University.  While in veterinary school, I had a desire to be a large animal vet with a focus on dairy medicine but upon graduation I fell in love with Emergency and Critical care. I thrive in an ever-changing environment, never knowing what the day is going to bring while being able to be there for people when they need love and support the most. 

Recently, I had to put my amazing Luke down. I was lucky enough to have my colleagues come to my home during this difficult life moment. I didn’t have to stress Luke out or make him uncomfortable by going for a car ride to the clinic. He was always anxious about going there in the first place. His peaceful transition at home was a magical moment; just about Luke and I. He spent his last moments laying on his bed in the living room with me snuggling him. I will forever be thankful for the gift he and I received that day.  I realized at that moment that I want to bring this loving and peaceful experience to other families.  Working in an emergency clinic, some families come for end of life care and, although my team and I do the very best we can to provide comfort, at the end of the day it’s still not home. I joined the Lap of Love family to help make this difficult time as comfortable and peaceful as possible for all two and four-legged family members.  It truly is an honor to be here for you and your pet. 

"Dr. Kayla was wonderful. She never made us feel rushed and had a calming presence. She helped explained things to my children and involved them the way they wished to be involved. It was heartbreaking losing our dear Cooper, but we couldn't have asked for a better experience."

Dani Stiegemeier
Livonia, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla helped make this transition a peaceful experience for all of us."

Joyce O'Connor
Madison Heights, Michigan

"In the most difficult time of our lives we knew we had to let our baby go . Dr. Kayla was absolutely amazing compassionate and understanding through the entire process. She comforted all of us and helped us through this devastating time of our lives. Thank you for that. ❤️"

Jenny Weatherly
Brownstown, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was so very kind and gentle with my poor old kitty Nico. She was a big help to my mom and me, as well. I highly recommend her for genuinely caring about my pets and family. As I sit here tonight missing Nico, I am comforted to know that we spared her a scary trip to the vet's office in her advanced age. Her final moments were painless and spent in my arms in her favorite spot on my bed. Thank you so much, Dr. Kayla."

Amy Marino
Southfield, Michigan

"A true professional. Sympathetic and kind. I thank you for the smooth transition and five star service."

Clifton Ellis
Rochester Hills, Michigan

"Dr Kayla was so kind and thoughtful. She explained every thing that was going to happen and spent as much time as we needed. She also came out to help with Murphy in a snow storm that hardly anyone would have traveled in!! We are very thankful for her help. God bless her!!❤️"

Dave & Barbara Doss
Algonac, Michigan

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (248) 929-5354

Rochester Hills Grief Counseling

  (248) 334-6877

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services - Bloomfield Hills

Pet Loss Support at MSU Veterinary Medical Center

  (248) 651-1788

Animal Emergency Center - Rochester

  (248) 929-5354

Debbra Bronstad, Grief Recovery Specialist

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the Southeastern Michigan area including parts of Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“We love and miss you girl. We were so fortunate to have you in our life; and we wish we could have had more time together.”
Joyce O'Connor
April 16, 2019
“Where do I begin? You had the most human personality in a dog I have ever seen.
Your love for our family was as deep as could be. You were always front and center of the family gatherings, singing happy birthday, and when I said picture time to the family you came running. You loved us unconditionally, guarding us when that ferocious doorbell ...
Jenny Weatherly
March 19, 2019
“You will be deeply missed my old friend. We grew together. We shared memories together. We understood each other beyond the need for words. You helped keep me focused and provided me love when you knew it was needed. You will never be forgotten.”
Clifton Ellis
February 20, 2019
“We are heartbroken and will never forget Murphy!!”
Dave & Barbara Doss
February 1, 2019
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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 381122
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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