Pricing and Information

All services are provided by a licensed veterinarian 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.

* For our Kentucky families, a 6% state sales tax will be added to all fees excluding aftercare.

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 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 pounds and over$350

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely oak urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within a few days. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or delivered to your home.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 pounds and over$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 in a Pet Cemetery in Kentucky on a marked plot. 

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
Our veterinarians' comprehensive approach means that there is no enrollment, referrals, medical records, prior care, or additional paperwork necessary for a veterinarian visit. Considering that same day appointments are often requested, this can save crucial time and alleviate any stress on our families.
 
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, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible. 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. Jenn

Jenn Roedig, DVM

I’ve always had a love for animals. My family got our first cat, Rusty, when I was 5 years old. I would accompany my mom to all his vet visits and I remember being so intrigued by whatever the vet was doing. By the time I was 8 years old, I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I wanted to help animals and provide a voice for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. Over the years, I have been present for the euthanasia of a few of my own pets. While it was a very difficult decision to make and an incredibly sad time, the compassion that each one of those vets had shown to me, my family, and my pet made things just a little bit easier.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and was lucky to have the chance to go to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in sunny Southern California. After graduation, I moved back to Cincinnati where I began my career as a small animal veterinarian. During that time, I have found that some of my most fulfilling appointments were helping families through one of the most difficult times and decisions they would ever have to face as a pet owner. To relieve the guilt that so many face and to reassure them that they are making the best decision for their pet means so much to me. I truly believe that this is one of the greatest gifts and most selfless acts of love one can offer. It is truly an honor for me to be able to help bring peace to both a pet and their family.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing soccer, backpacking/hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding, going to the gym, and spending time with family, friends, and my sassy, yet adorable, tortie cat named Reese. I look forward to helping you maintain the bond you have with your beloved pet and provide a wonderful service to families and their fur babies in the comfort of their own home.

About Jenn Roedig, DVM

I’ve always had a love for animals. My family got our first cat, Rusty, when I was 5 years old. I would accompany my mom to all his vet visits and I remember being so intrigued by whatever the vet was doing. By the time I was 8 years old, I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I wanted to help animals and provide a voice for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. Over the years, I have been present for the euthanasia of a few of my own pets. While it was a very difficult decision to make and an incredibly sad time, the compassion that each one of those vets had shown to me, my family, and my pet made things just a little bit easier.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and was lucky to have the chance to go to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in sunny Southern California. After graduation, I moved back to Cincinnati where I began my career as a small animal veterinarian. During that time, I have found that some of my most fulfilling appointments were helping families through one of the most difficult times and decisions they would ever have to face as a pet owner. To relieve the guilt that so many face and to reassure them that they are making the best decision for their pet means so much to me. I truly believe that this is one of the greatest gifts and most selfless acts of love one can offer. It is truly an honor for me to be able to help bring peace to both a pet and their family.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing soccer, backpacking/hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding, going to the gym, and spending time with family, friends, and my sassy, yet adorable, tortie cat named Reese. I look forward to helping you maintain the bond you have with your beloved pet and provide a wonderful service to families and their fur babies in the comfort of their own home.

"Scott and I talked about how your services helped us know that we did the very best for Sammy, all the way up until her death. Your compassion, kindness, and gentleness made that terrible afternoon as easy as it could have been. We trusted you with our baby girl and you came through for all of us just perfectly."

Kathleen Pachin
Dayton, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn is an angel here on earth!

She explained everything in a gental way, with the patience of a Saint.

She had a gentle touch with Misty showing sincere compassion , as well as my mother and I.

Dr. Jenn is an irreplaceable asset to your company, she's the perfect temperament for this specialty .

We feel blessed to have had her care for our Misty with such heart and love."

Charlene Wagster
Cincinnati, Ohio

"She was WONDERFUL! Patient and kind and compassionate. She was an answer to prayer. She gave us the reassurance we were looking for and I highly recommend her. Thank you Dr. Jenn. 🙏🤗🥰"

Janette Wagner
West Chester, Ohio

"Sometimes you find a person who is a perfect fit for their craft, both in their expert execution of their job duties but, more importantly, in how they do them. Dr. Jenn is one such person. She made our difficult decision to euthanize our Skippy a logical and caring choice. She reinforced to us that euthanasia is the most caring and thoughtful gift that we can give to our pet. After she gave Skippy the first injection to sedate her, Dr. Jenn sat and listened to our family recount the memories we had during 14 years with our pet. These were memories that I'm sure she had heard hundreds of times before from other clients. She listened, responded, and engaged as any family friend would have, even though we had only met her 15 minutes before. I had envisioned that I would be a blubbering mess during this time, but I was not, totally due to Dr. Jenn. I'm sure that other vets give the same medications to pets during this process. Dr. Jenn's ability to make the family members understand the process and feel at ease is invaluable.

I have and will continue to recommend Lap of Love and, specifically, Dr. Jenn to others who need this service. I cannot rate her highly enough."

Frank Hessler
Mason, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn came to our house to assist in Dia's last day with us. She was very nice, kindhearted and overall a caring Dr. She didn't rush things at all. She took her time with Dia.

My wife and I were extremely satisfied with Dr. Jenn and Lap of Love. I would highly recommend using them and especially Dr. Jenn, should you need them for your pet."

Barry Thompson
Independence, Kentucky

"Dr. Jenn

I don't know much about you personally, but I wish you the very best out of life in every possible way. You're an amazing human, filled with compassion, and love for your line of work. This would have been a million times harder with you doing what you do. You treated everyone there last night as if they were friends and family, and you did it at a pace we were all comfortable with. Thank you so much, it was a honor to have you in our home, and to comfort my best friend in his time of need."

Paulie Burgio
Batavia, Ohio

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Our doctors are licensed veterinarian in both Ohio and Kentucky.  They cover all or parts of the following counties in Ohio and Kentucky: Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Kenton and Warren. There may be a travel fee of $30-$60 based on distance from the veterinarian. 

Pet Memorials
“Dear Misty,
You will always be remembered for bringing light and love into my mothers life after the loss of her husband. You were a soulmate to my mother, memories will always keep you alive in her heart.
Keep swatting at those puppy dogs in heaven.
We will all meet again!”
Charlene Wagster
January 30, 2019
“In Loving Memory of our SWEET SWEET GIRL. We are so thankful for the almost 9 and a half years we got to share our love and home and hearts with you. We will forever hold you in our hearts and memories. The house feels empty without you. You were so full of personality and attitude.....we LOVED how you let us THINK we were in charge. You ...
Janette Wagner
January 24, 2019
“Molly was not a perfect dog, but she was perfect to me. I'm so grateful that we had over 13 years together. I always expected Molly would live much longer than our other dog, Ceres, because she was smaller and younger. But Molly deteriorated cognitively and physically quite quickly in the past eight months or so. In the end they both passed ...
Alysha Meyers
December 22, 2018
“Dia was a great loving dog and will be greatly missed by our whole family.”
Barry Thompson
December 13, 2018
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
P.O. Box 531802
Cincinnati, OH 45253

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