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 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, 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.

"Dr. Jenn Roedig was wonderful and made a difficult situation as positive as it could be."

Sharon Schmetzer
Cincinnate, Ohio

"Dr, Jenn was kind and understanding.

We feel grateful that she took all the time we needed during a very difficult time."

Jeff Foley
Springboro, Ohio

"Lap of Love helped SunnyB transition in our home where she was surrounded by family, her favorite beds, best toys and it was the best thing I could do for her to ensure it was as stress free as possible. I highly recommend Dr. Jenn Roedig for her compassion, understanding and professionalism."

Jo Ivey
Greenhills, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn was amazing, compassionate and so very thoughtful. She gave me all the time in the world to come to terms with having Queenie girl put down. She watched Queenie to make sure it was right and she agreed with me she was tired and struggling to breath.

My heart is broken however i watched a peaceful final sleep take place and know our Queenie girl is no longer struggling.

I have to especially Thank her for the kind gift of her pawprint, and lock of fur. Highly recommend Lap of Love.

Forever in my heart Queenie girl"

Robin Tidwell
HAMILTON, Ohio

"God Bless you Dr. Jenn. You made the last moments of Furby's time with us painless and in in peace. I am so grateful that you came to our house to help us say goodbye to our sweet Furby."

Deborah Dutton-Lambert
Mt. Healthy, Ohio

"I do not know where to begin. My husband and I rescue senior labs. I have worked for a local hospice organization for over 8 years. I know death as I see it each and every day. However, saying goodbye to your very best friend, the other half of my heart, was the hardest decision I have dreaded having to make ever since my special girl was just 6 months old. She was my first dog and she saw me through the darkest parts of my life. Fast forward 13 years, when she started declining after a cancer diagnosis last fall, we swore when the time would come, we would let her go with dignity. It took 3 solid months to make the call. I knew that I did not want to put her in the car and have her last hour be in an office (although I love my vet dearly.) I knew I wanted her to be at home with her family, in her own space, surrounded by love.

Dr. Jenn was amazing. I could not have asked for such a heartfelt experience, short of her living forever. That evening, my husband looked at me as said, "I believe Dr. Jenn would have sat with you until 8pm if you needed her too." Before she succumbed to the sedation, the last thing my beloved did was kiss Dr. Jenn.

I will forever be indebted to your service, compassion and love for end-of-life care."

Marlene Cobb
Franklin, 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
“Remembering our sweet greyhound, Kizil. Your friendship and attention was so complete and honest, making the loss so much more intense. You didn't deserve the pain you suffered, so we made sure the end was peaceful. Thanks to Dr. Jenn who made a difficult situation a quiet and peaceful experience.”
Sharon Schmetzer
April 16, 2019
“We love you Lucky and will forever have a hole in our heart.”
Jeff Foley
April 12, 2019
“Our Dear little Furby, soft paws, you arrived at our house at Christmas with your mother Jolie in 2005. You left us yesterday. You sighed before you left because you knew your pain was over. You brought us so much joy all of those years. Your personality was both so demanding and so sweet. We will miss your morning toe licking to get your ...
Deborah Dutton-Lambert
March 26, 2019
“You were my best friend and my first "baby"! You loved me unconditionally and never let me down. Through my hardest days you never left my side. You welcomed 2 more rescues who needed a home and guarded Skylar's door every night after she was born. You taught me that the unlikeliest family additions are usually the best and that no matter what, ...
Sara Westrich
March 12, 2019
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. 

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

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