Southeast Michigan

  (248) 520-1318

  SouthEastMI@LapofLove.com

Dr. Kayla will be unavailable from January 21st - 28th. 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. 

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.

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 unavailable from January 21st - 28th. 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. 

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. 

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. 

"Our beloved beagle of 14.5 years was significantly declining in health due to cancer which had metastasized to his brain causing seizures and to his lungs making it increasingly difficult to breathe. We had heard about Lap of Love from a family friend a number of years ago who described the peaceful passing of their yellow lab. Dr. Kayla arrived at our home and entered with a deep solemnity. She had the most calming and comforting presence. My husband and I had never been in his situation before and were severely distraught to see our best friend in discomfort. This is was by far the most difficult decision either one of us has had to make, but Dr. Kayla reassured us that we were doing what was best for our dog. Dr. Kayla quietly explained the process and helped our Snoopy pass on with dignity. Her care extended to well beyond his passing to the way in which he left our house in a snug and comfortable bed. She made sure to take a paw print for us and comforted us afterwards, before transporting him to Faithful Companions for his cremation. She sent us a heartfelt note to make sure we were coping in the following days. For any pet owner that truly views their pet as a member of the family, we could not have been more grateful for Dr. Kayla and her support throughout this heart-wrenching process."

Holly & Jack Kristan
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

"It honestly felt like an angel had arrived when Dr. Kayla came to assist Opie with his travels. Opie has never ever reacted to a stranger the way that he did as she approached him. He planted kisses and his tail was wagging. He stood up for her in spite of his pain. It was as if to say "Thank you for coming. I'm ready to go now". Dr. Kayla's gentle voice and approach was so comforting. It's very clear that she was meant to do what she does and when I say "Angel" I actually believe that angels walk among us and we had the honor to be in her presence as she cloaked us all in her kind and loving way to help us get Opie to heaven. If only we all could have a Dr. Kayla in our lives the world would be a better place and I know that Opie's traveling was easier because of her. Thank you from our hearts Dr.Kayla. Just thank you so very very much. xoxo The Cerritos"

Laura Cerrito
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

"Making the decision to have my sweet cat Smokie cross the "Rainbow Bridge" was beyond difficult and much closer to traumatizing for me. Smokie had bone cancer ( Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma) with large tumors inside her mouth. She had to be fed baby food. I knew she was hanging on to take care of me( I suffered a heart attack 6 months earlier at 41y.o) and she was like a sidekick ever since. The morning I woke up and found her gagging on a tumor was the push I needed to call Lap Of Love. I don't recall who I spoke to, although after she explained how the service works and answered all my questions, she continued to talk with me about sadness and even got me to laugh! I wish I remembered her name, as she assured me I was doing the best thing for Smokie and truly set my mind at ease.

A year ago today December 16th, Dr. Kayla came to my home and lovingly provided Smokie a pain free, dignified passing while in her own home, surrounded by her loved ones instead of a scary Vet's office.. This amazing service allowed me to shower her with loving words and snuggles laying on my son's lap as she crossed over.

I cannot put into words the gratitude I have for Dr. Kayla and Laps of Love!!!!!!"

Erin Liuzzo
Sterling Heights, Michigan

"Thank you Dr. Kayla for your kindess and calm and gentle presence during one of the hardest days of my life. You helped me with such compassion and care as my son and I said our final goodbyes to our sweet girl Lee Loo."

Simone Boraggina
Macomb, Michigan

"Kayla came to my house and explained everything to me. One of the best thing that I did was help Kayla carry Gixxer to her car.

Thank You!!!"

Pashko Gjonaj
Washington Township, Michigan

"Dr. Kayla was an absolute angel. She made this heart wrenching experience so peaceful and relieving. She approached and explained every step with such thoughtfulness, compassion and empathy. Her patience and kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of ours hearts for your assistance in saying goodbye to our girl."

Lauren Pelc
Port Huron, Michigan

LOCAL RESOURCES


  (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
“Opie was our baby, our son, our protector and our furnace when we were cold. He had a big personality and expressions on his face that would make us all laugh. He was mama's companion and shadow wherever she went. He loved to eat which eventually led to diabetes :( BUT he took his shots of insulin bravely everyday. As a true Beagle he would chase ...
Laura Cerrito
January 12, 2020
“Gixxer was a rescue from Detroit Animal Shelter. Anthony my son brought the dog home and we thought that with a four foot fence she would be kept safe inside the yard. Not to be, she would easily jump the fence and go visit her best friend Marley across the street. Marley (a Black Lab) and Gixxer were best friends. They are now both in doggie ...
Pashko Gjonaj
November 1, 2019
“We said goodbye to our Lucy yesterday. The last 24 hours have been so lonely and quiet. Our home feels so empty without her roaming around, rolling on her back, snoring during a nap, barking to get our attention or just her relaxing sighs. Thank you for making the last eleven years so full of love, happiness, sass and excitement. You are still so ...
Lauren Pelc
October 27, 2019
“Lucy was a beautiful soul that lived for her toys, car rides, going on walks and her family. Whether we were gone for five min, just stepped outside or gone at work all day, we were always greeted at the door with a happy, excited, ready to play pup. Lucy was lucky enough to have a big family who helped take care of her and love her while we lived ...
Lauren Pelc
October 27, 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 381122
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038

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