PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

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 - 149 pounds$350
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$400

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 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$300

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.

"I got the terrible news the day before from Neko's regular vet that her time had come. They recommended Lap of Love because I refused to have Neko put to sleep in a cold office that she found scary.

Dr. Jenn met Neko and I at home on a Friday afternoon. Dr. Jenn was very caring, understanding, skillful and kind. I had never lost a pet before and she explained everything to me, then sedated my beloved cat and allowed me to spend as much time as I needed to say goodbye. Neko passed peacefully in my lap at home and while my heart feels empty, my mind knows that I made the right decision."

Matthew Whisman
Norwood, Ohio

"Our experience with Lap of Love and Dr Jenn was excellent and a huge source of comfort at a very difficult time. Lap of Love is available 24/7 to answer questions and schedule services. During Dr Jenn's visit to my home, she made my family and furry one feel very cared for and comfortable. Having previously done similar procedures in a medical office - I can say this was a much better experience for my family and our pet. Our sweet guy passed on in the most peaceful way possible. I highly recommend their services for your pet when the time comes."

Kelly OKeeffe
Cincinnati, Ohio

"I want to thank Dr. Jenn for helping me let my little buddy, Riley, make his exit in the quiet and comfort of my home. She was caring, thoughtful, and professional."

John McNay
Fairfield, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn was absolutely so very caring and compassionate towards us and our family! Dr. Jenn was very detailed and honest. She spoke to us with kindness and heart. It made our transitioning a little easier!"

Amy Levasseur
Trenton, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn from Lap Of Love was so compassionate, empathetic, and gentle through the whole process and helped make a horrible situation a manageable one. Thank you, Dr. Jenn, for your kindness and sincerity."

Tina Hager
Cincinnati, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn was a gift to me on the hardest day of my life. I can't express my gratitude enough for such a kind, gentle person guiding me through the toughest decision I've ever had to make. I knew she genuinely cared about Bella even though we just met and that she would take good care of my baby. I appreciate her reaching out after Bella's passing to make sure I was doing ok and offering her support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Laura Suter
Cincinnati, 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
“Memphis and Canary came to us via the greyhound race track in Birmingham, AL! They were retired and loved what they done! We kept in constant contact with their trainers Jade and Bobby who guided us into and around the greyhound breed! Memphis and Canary were the light of our lives they had the most amazing personalities, and were always singing :)”
Amy Levasseur
September 4, 2019
“I adopted you 10 years ago from an amazing family in Florence, KY. I still have the Craigslist ad your original family posted back in 2009, which led me to you. You were found in a Las Vegas dumpster, left to die with your siblings in 110 degree heat. You were rescued as a kitten and 16 years later, you now get to visit Rainbow Bridge. You’ve ...
Tina Hager
August 27, 2019
“Bella was my whole world and I miss her so much. I always told her she was my soulmate. She had such a kind spirit and touched everyone she met with her sweet, fun disposition and happy tail. She was a social girl and loved being around family and friends (both human and furry). I volunteer at an animal shelter and she was so welcoming to any ...
Laura Suter
August 22, 2019
“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
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
P.O. Box 531802
Cincinnati, Ohio 45253

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