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 so amazing at helping us to feel comforted and fully informed. She was so kind and respectful to us while walking us through the steps of the process. We appreciated her knowledge and expertise with this procedure. I believe we all felt a little more at ease having her there with us. We were so happy that our beloved was able to pass happy and loved right in her favorite place to be. We can't thank you enough Dr. Kayla and Laps of Love. You were all so kind, understanding, and supportive. God bless you all. Love, The Herstein's"

Marcia Herstein
Livonia, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was so kind and so gentle with our dog, Missy. She did everything in such a dignified and respectful manner. She helped us through a most difficult time. I am so glad to have had her for our Veterinarian on Missy's last day."

Debra Ziemba-Koski
Dearborn, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was so gentle and respectful during our time with her. She was so very helpful in answering all our questions and explaining at each step of the process. If you are considering Lap of Love, I would say YES!! Every person we encountered through Lap of Love was so wonderful and thoughtful throughout the process They did everything and more. She made a paw print for us to keep and snipped a couple tufts of our dogs hair to keep. So thoughtful. We were so stressed out, but Dr Kayla put us at ease. And let us know it was okay to let our pet go."

Lynn Carollo
Clinton Township, Michigan

"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

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
“To our beloved girl Mandy,

Words cannot express the sadness we have felt watching you suffer just a little because you could not do the things you wanted to. We will always remember you as our crazy girl running so fast at the sound of the door or doorbell that you would knock down anyone in your path. Although, you always tried to be so ...
Marcia Herstein
June 3, 2019
“"Lila" Missy
Our lives are empty now without our beloved pet. There's a hole in our hearts, but the memories of your antics, your stubbornness, and your loving, funny ways will always be with us. You were a good "old soul", who would come and lie down next to either of us when we were sick. Somehow you knew, as if you could read our feelings. ...
Debra Ziemba-Koski
May 28, 2019
“Sweet Sydney! Our black labradoodle. I miss you every day. Till the end, your mindset was puppy like. But your body was failing you. I keep looking for you sleeping so deeply by the front door or in my closet. Your paw prints are still imprinted in our carpet. We can’t bear to vacuum them away. For fear we are erasing you from our home. ...
Lynn Carollo
May 27, 2019
“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
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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