Kansas City & Surrounding Areas

  (816) 256-2589

  [email protected]

We do not help families on the Missouri side of Kansas City.

Our veterinarian will be unavailable from January 6th - 9th  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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 49 pounds$255
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$290
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$355

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely walnut urn with an engraved nameplate 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 your home or work.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$155
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$190
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$255

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 their garden which is open to the public. 

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

We do not help families on the Missouri side of Kansas City.

Our veterinarian will be unavailable from January 6th - 9th  Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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 6am - 10pm. 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. Lindsey

Lindsey Wittmeyer

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, wishing for a farm full of animals but settling for an amazing family dog and barn time whenever possible. As a horse-crazy teenager and young adult in college, I envisioned myself as a mobile equine vet with a ride-along dog. I always pictured myself caring for any type of horse, from broodmares to foals and racehorses to backyard ponies.  

Throughout vet school, my interests began to weigh more heavily towards small animal medicine, mainly due to the increased client interaction. I truly enjoyed clinical rotations where I was able to focus on each individual pet and give the family reassurance that their pet was being cared for like he or she was my own.  

After graduating from vet school at Kansas State University, I focused on small animal general practice. I found myself thankful for the preventive care I was able to provide, but mostly enjoyed focusing on increased quality of life for pets at home and in the veterinary clinic. To me, this included physical and mental well being. After completing multiple Fear Free courses, I am still constantly looking to learn more about relieving anxiety for our pets. Attending lectures given by Lap of Love’s Co-Founder, Dr. Mary Gardner, was my first glance into the world of veterinary hospice and end of life care.  Her tips on comfort care changed the way I practiced in the clinic - for the better! 

I am now grateful to have the opportunity to combine my love of small animal medicine, client connecting, mobile practice, and above all, comfort care for our pets into this career with Lap of Love. 

About Lindsey Wittmeyer

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, wishing for a farm full of animals but settling for an amazing family dog and barn time whenever possible. As a horse-crazy teenager and young adult in college, I envisioned myself as a mobile equine vet with a ride-along dog. I always pictured myself caring for any type of horse, from broodmares to foals and racehorses to backyard ponies.  

Throughout vet school, my interests began to weigh more heavily towards small animal medicine, mainly due to the increased client interaction. I truly enjoyed clinical rotations where I was able to focus on each individual pet and give the family reassurance that their pet was being cared for like he or she was my own.  

After graduating from vet school at Kansas State University, I focused on small animal general practice. I found myself thankful for the preventive care I was able to provide, but mostly enjoyed focusing on increased quality of life for pets at home and in the veterinary clinic. To me, this included physical and mental well being. After completing multiple Fear Free courses, I am still constantly looking to learn more about relieving anxiety for our pets. Attending lectures given by Lap of Love’s Co-Founder, Dr. Mary Gardner, was my first glance into the world of veterinary hospice and end of life care.  Her tips on comfort care changed the way I practiced in the clinic - for the better! 

I am now grateful to have the opportunity to combine my love of small animal medicine, client connecting, mobile practice, and above all, comfort care for our pets into this career with Lap of Love. 

"We had to make the gut-wrenching decision to let our furry family member go this week. We knew Kylie had been declining slowly over the past year. She was blessed with athleticism, great health, and so much love to give. We picked her up from the shelter when she was around a year old. She grew up with our two children who are now adults and has been my constant companion since the youngest one left for college in 2014. I was so fortunate to be able to work from home since March of this year due to Covid and that allowed me to spend every minute of every day caring for her and taking her on short walks that she loved. I have walked her since the day she came home and in our younger years, we would walk 3 miles a day. I knew that I was needing her more than she needed me in the past few weeks and that she was getting tired. She hung on for me and I loved every single minute of caring for her. Laps of Love had been recommended and the information on the website was so helpful! I read everything and knew this was the last gift I could give Kylie. Dr. Lindsey was the most patience, compassionate, gentle human being I could have imagined. I knew we were in good hands even though my heart was breaking and is still broken today (it has only been 2 days). She took such loving care of Kylie and she made sure I knew I was doing the right thing. I can't imagine having to let her go with anyone else or any other way. I am beyond thankful from the bottom of my heart to Laps of Love and Dr. Lindsey. I treasure Kylie's paw print and lock of hair and always will. When the time comes for anyone reading this, I urge you to read the information and reach out to Dr. Lindsey if you live in Kansas. She is a blessing and a God send. Some people know they have a special calling in life and Dr. Lindsey is one of those people."

Teresa Stewart
Prairie Village, Kansas

"I cannot thank Dr Lindsey enough. She got there a little early as I had requested. I was fearful that I had possibly waited too long. She was the exact kind of doctor I would want with me and my pet during such a difficult time. The whole process was peaceful, respectful and compassionate. I am so glad my baby was in her own home and her favorite bed, especially since she had been in the hospital for 10 of the lat 14 days of her life. It must be good for Dr Lindsey to see how beloved all her patients are and how truly meaningful what she is doing for their families. Thank you Dr Lindsey for being a part of such an important part of my life with Gussie."

Chris Sheets
Prairie Village, Kansas

"From the moment she entered our home, Lindsey showed tremendous bedside manner with our sweet dog. She wasted no time getting down on the floor with her and became her friend within seconds. I cannot imagine how difficult her job must be, but she has what it takes and does it with love."

MARSHALL MINNICH
LENEXA, Kansas

"Dear Dr. Wittmeyer, Though I was unable to be in attendance when you assisted Maggie Pursell, owned by Al Pursell, I really appreciate your tender loving services. I have had the pleasure of being assisted by Lap of Love myself so knew you would make this difficult time as easy as possible for Al and those who loved him. When Al became unable to care for Maggie, I was honored to become her surrogate mom and take care of her needs for the last several years. She was the sweetest even at the end. Thank you......

Ruie Gibson"

Ruie Gibson
Leavenworth, Kansas

"My husband and I are grateful for the opportunity to say our final goodbye to Maximus in our home. The compassion, respect and gentleness displayed by Dr. Wittmeyer ensured that Max was very relaxed and comfortable and eased our minds. Knowing that Max was not frightened or anxious and allowing him to leave this world in peace and comfort was a blessing. We miss him terribly of course, but we thank Lindsey for helping us during this time. We also thank you for graciously accepting Max's kiss. It is a memory we will cherish."

Sandy Clevenger
Kansas City, Kansas

"We feel so blessed Dr. Lindsey assisted us with Tedi’s transition. Her compassion for our family and for Tedi was palpable. She answered all of our questions and walked us through this painful process. We appreciated she followed up with us the next day.

Though nothing could make the loss easier, we are appreciative for Dr. Lindsey and Lap of Love for giving Tedi her last moments in the comforts of her favorite place, on our deck."

CJ Hildebrand
Kansas City, Kansas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (913) 642-9563

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Overland Park

  (816) 891-8888

Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets Support Group, Kansas City

  (913) 722-5566

Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center, Mission

Pet Loss Support Group

  (816) 561-4466

Pet Grief Support Group, Kansas City

  (816) 554-4990

Blue Pearl Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Kansas City area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$60 based on your location. We do not help families on the Missouri side of Kansas City.

Pet Memorials
“I had my beloved Gussie for only 9 years which is the least of any of my cats but in that time my love for her grew stronger than I could ever imagine. Gussie was the perfect little snuggle bug which I just love in my pets. She wanted to snuggle up to and would have loved to sleep right up against my other cat Rosie for as long as Rosie would ...
Chris Sheets
November 24, 2020
“Virginia, aka “Good Girl”, “Puppy”, “Pooper”, "Thumper", and "Gray Lady", left us on 11/17/2020 at the ripe old age of 15-1/2 years. She was a survivor. Having started life on the streets of downtown KC, I found her and her labrador brothers late one workday in an empty lot. She was the only black one and the only female, and she first endeared ...
MARSHALL MINNICH
November 20, 2020
“Dear sweet Maggie, You never met a stranger, were so dedicated to your Dad, Al. In fact, when Al got sick, you were at his side until help was summoned.”
Ruie Gibson
November 3, 2020
“Tedi: my baby. My angel. My heart.”
CJ Hildebrand
July 10, 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 26324
Overland Park, Kansas 66225

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