PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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

HOLIDAYS

Holiday appointments can be accepted with approval. The following holidays incur a $100 fee when scheduled: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, 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 39 pounds$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 150 pounds$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 - 150 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 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 veterinarian's 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 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. Jenn

Jenn Roedig

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

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.

"Dr. Jenn was amazing. This was our first time putting a pet down so the apprehension was high. My sons didn't know for sure what to expect other than total heartbreak. Our other dog Sadie, was climbing all over her but she was just sweet and kind with Sadie, too. Dr. Jenn was calming, reassuring and explained the process. She allowed us to take as much time as needed before, during and after the process. She waited for my queues for the first shot and then the last. She was so gentle with Baxter and reassured me we made the right decision at the right time. For such a horrible day, she made it into a calming, loving, final gift of peace for our boy."

Cindy Wildermuth
Cincinnati, Ohio

"To a true angel, heaven sent! Dr Jenn visited me a year ago for Shadow-Alexander. She came again 07-02-2019 for Lacey. She is the most compassionate, loving, genuine person I have had the pleasure of meeting. She showed such compassion and love for Lacey. I have never met an other DVM like her. Losing Lacey was a tremendous lose, having Dr Jenn present made it easier, she was totally present in the process and made sure Lacey did not suffer. Words really cant convey the admiration I have for Dr Jenn!"

Dana Bishop
Dayton, Ohio

"Jenn was fantastic, patient, friendly, and welcoming. She made the process as painless as possible and gave me all the time in the world to mourn, hesitate, hold him, and move to the next step. She said this job is "a calling" and believed every word. I had no qualms going through the process with her, and given the peaceful experience I would use Lap of Love again."

Rosie Scott
Cincinnati, Ohio

"Thank you so much Dr Jenn. I met you first w/ Shadow just over a year ago. I was so impressed w/ you, so compassionate and caring. You are an ANGEL! I so wanted you to come for Lacey, I was glad you were able to. You make the world a better place, thank God for Veterinarians like you! Be safe and well!"

Dana Bishop
Dayton, Ohio

"Dr. Roedig was the veterinary angel I needed at my most difficult time. I woke up on a Monday and knew I had to make the call, even though that hadn't been in my thoughts when I went to bed the night before. Dr. Roedig was so patient and kind, and she never made me feel rushed. She answered all of my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. When it came time to give my sweet dog his peaceful goodbye, she was very gentle and calm. In fact, she was so unobtrusive I forgot she was in the room for a while. Even though it is the hardest decision I've made to date, I'm completely at peace with it because of Lap of Love and Dr. Roedig. They gave me and my boy peace in our last few minutes while in the comfort of our home. I couldn't have asked for anything more from the whole experience. In fact, I've passed Dr. Roedig's name along to several of my colleagues for when that awful day comes for them.

Do yourself a favor and call Lap of Love. Give yourself the memories of kissing your pet goodbye at home in a calm and dignified manner without having to exit a vet's office or arrange for cremation on your own. It's everything I didn't know I needed until I absolutely did."

Alicia Harden
Elsmere, Kentucky

"Jenn was wonderful. She was very compassionate and let us take the lead. She was very respectful of loralis, even when we had some difficulty with the injections that were out of her control."

Sara Cowden
Lebanon, 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
“Baxter was the kindest, gentlest, sensitive dog. The decision to let him go was the hardest decision I've ever made. As he grew older and started to slow down, I wondered when I would know it was time. Someone told me, or I read somewhere, they will tell you with their eyes. And, my sweet Baxie did. He made it very clear he was ready to go ...
Cindy Wildermuth
August 1, 2019
“Thomas…how do I begin to tell you just what you mean to me? For seventeen years I tried to show you. I once naively thought that my love could be the secret ingredient to your immortality; denial is the most comfortable companion before acceptance. You were a literal life-saver, a thoughtful listener, an obsessive cuddler, and the most beautiful ...
Rosie Scott
July 3, 2019
“I got Luna when I was renting my first apartment with my best friend at 19 years old. She gave me nothing but love and companionship in her long 14 years of life. Not only did she do an amazing job here as my pet but she also did her job for the breed. She changed SO many peoples opinions on the Pitbull breed & if that’s all that she was brought ...
Trista Corn
June 18, 2019
“Loralis has the personality that can be best described as like the character Eeyore. He was very sweet mild-mannered and always ask permission before doing anything. He followed me around everywhere and always watched over our family. Even though he was a very low energy and relaxed dog, he loved food and walks and would always get excited and ...
Sara Cowden
May 15, 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.

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Lap of Love
P.O. Box 531802
Cincinnati, Ohio 45253

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