Southeast Michigan

  (248) 520-1318

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Dr. Kayla will be on leave from May 13th - June 13th. We will have limited coverage in the area, however, our Ann Arbor team may be able to assist, so please inquire. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to possibly schedule an appointment with another Lap of Love veterinarian until Dr. Kayla's return. 

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, 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$425
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$450

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 2-3 business days. Other arrangements are possible (please inquire), including availability directly from the crematory.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 29 pounds$110
Pets 30 - 99 pounds$135
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$210
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$250

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

Dr. Kayla will be on leave from May 13th - June 13th. We will have limited coverage in the area, however, our Ann Arbor team may be able to assist, so please inquire. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to possibly schedule an appointment with another Lap of Love veterinarian until Dr. Kayla's return. 

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, 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. Kayla

Kayla Stomack

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. Sarah

Sarah Ryan, DVM

I grew up out in the country in a suburb of Dayton, where I enjoyed the companionship of a dog, many outdoor cats, and a few hamsters throughout my childhood. My deep love of pets and my desire to serve the community inspired me to become a veterinarian. I earned my bachelor's degree in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Sciences from the University of Findlay and my doctorate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, I focused on small animal companion general medicine and surgery at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Being able to build a bond with families in their time of need and help ease their loved one’s pain is a privilege to me and I’m honored to have the opportunity to expand Lap of Love's services to our community. I currently have two golden retrievers and three guinea pigs. Turner, my male golden, was rescued as a puppy and was named after the Atlanta Brave's baseball stadium. Taylor, my female golden, is named after Taylor Swift.  My guinea pigs are named Pooh Bear, Junebug, and Wookie. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and in 2017, I visited Thailand and the world-famous Elephant Nature Park.

About Kayla Stomack

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. 

"We cannot say enough how wonderful Sarah was with not only us but with our cat. She spoke to him like she has known him all her life. She took the time to ask about what his personality was, which really hit home for both me and my husband. She was gentle and caring. She did not react to our 'ugly cries', which says alot (LOL!). We were so torn on if this was the right decision to end his suffering but right after he was gone a full doble rainbow appeared and we knew he was already at the rainbow bridge. We cannot say enough kind words about Sarah because it would never be enough! What an amazing service they offer! He was able to pass at home, peacefully, not at an unfamiliar office. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"

Shad amd Dee Steadman
Monroe, Michigan

"Dr. Sarah Ryan,

You made such a difference for Alice in her last moments with us. It takes a special person to do what you do and to be so gentle, thoughtful, and understanding of our feelings and of our dear dog Alice, too.

I would highly recommend your service for anyone who's pet is near end of life and suffering.

Alice was a big part of our family for 14 years. Thank you for helping us to honor her and give her peace and comfort in our own home.

We will never forget!

Sincerely,

Jane & son, Winfield Thomas"

Mary Jane Thomas
Perrysburg, Ohio

"Sarah was very sweet and understanding during this sad time in my life.

She made a very difficult time a little easier. I would recommend her to anyone that has to send their loved one to the Rainbow Bridge."

Sharon Hazelton
Monroe, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was so kind and had so much compassion towards our Tip, and both my husband and me, during this difficult time. It was very comforting knowing that she truly loved assisting families with this very difficult decision. Thank you again Dr. Kayla!"

Janice Stevenson
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

"Though this was a very difficult decision for us, Dr Kayla was wonderful, professional and compassionate. She explained everything that was going to happen and was very understanding. Even though it was a heart breaking day she made it much easier for us with her kind words."

Karen Meissnest
Waterford, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was very considerate and kind at this sorrowful time. She treated Saber like her own pet, and her empathy shown towards us and our dog was very much appreciated."

Phyllis & Ralph Crittenden
Rochester Hills, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (248) 334-6877

Oakland Veterinary Referral Services - Bloomfield Hills

  (248) 929-5354

Rochester Hills Grief Counseling

Pet Loss Support at MSU Veterinary Medical Center

  (248) 651-1788

Animal Emergency Center - Rochester and Novi

  (586) 466-6133

Advanced Animal Emergency - Clinton Township

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
“The day I came to pick you up and I opened your kennel we both knew that this was a match made in heaven! You have been a pure joy to have as a companion for the past 13 yrs. We have walked the fields together, played fetch and taken vacations together over the years and always had a smile on your face. I have taken tons of pictures of you in ...
Sharon Hazelton
May 17, 2020
“Eve, you were the best dog we could of asked for, your sweet and kind eyes had me hooked the minute I saw you at the Humane society, thank you for sharing your life with us , you were a treasure! It’s only been a few days but I miss you terribly and listen for your paws walking down the hallway, love you always.”
Karen Meissnest
May 5, 2020
“Saber....you were the most gentle dog that ever lived...you woke every morning just wanting to love and be loved....you were anxious, only because you needed to know that we were always around....thus you were my constant shadow....no matter how many times I went up and down stairs, you would follow.....even when it became an energy draining ...
Phyllis & Ralph Crittenden
May 5, 2020
“Our sweet Irish Rose brought us continual joy and love. Her hound bark made her well known to the neighborhood when we took our daily walks and she picked up a scent. I miss our daily routine that I looked forward to everyday. I miss those looks you would give me like you knew exactly what I was saying. I miss all the snuggles and kisses. Until we ...
Jody Monacelli
May 2, 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.

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Lap of Love
PO Box 3126
Center Line, Michigan 48015

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