Cincinnati & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided by a licensed veterinarian in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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 families that live in Kentucky - a 6% sales tax will be added to the total invoice.
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.
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.
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.
There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian in your area.
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.
Jenn Roedig, DVM
"Dr. Jenn was a true blessing. She loved our boy as much as we did. I highly recommend Lap of Love for anyone having to go through the loss of an animal."
Elizabeth YellmanBurlington, Kentucky
"Dr. Jenn's genuine kindness and caring approach made this difficult situation not only tolerable, but meaningful. Yes, it
will be quite a while before we stop looking for Zoe as we pass through the areas where she spent most of her time. We
miss her terribly. Even though the tears come and go, nothing could have made this experience easier than Dr. Jenn's approach and the care she showed for our sweet girl and grieving hearts. She and Lap of Love have our deepest gratitude."
Lisa JarmonIndependence, Kentucky
"I have never been through anything like this before. I had no idea what to expect, other than horror stories others told me about the process.
Dr. Jenn came into our home, Red instantly felt comfortable with her. She was patient, she was interested in our stories, she guided us on every step of the way. My dog sitter was present and she had been through this many times and she said this was the most beautiful farewell she had ever been a part of.
He is at peace now and we were able to offer that in the comfort of our home, on his bed. He truly was happy until the end. For that, I will be forever grateful."
Joyce MullinsCincinnati, Ohio
"Fortunately, it is not often that one needs to help end the life of a wonderful companion and friend. It is heartbreaking to know that an amazing creature that bonded so strongly to your life has become so weak or ill that continuing in life would be cruel. The decision is not made without hours of tears and soul searching. And, when you decide to proceed, you are desperate for someone who will make the passing a compassionate experience. After all, your dog is a family member.
Our experience with Dr. Jenn was one of thankfulness and gratitude. She was compassionate and showed a true love of our dog. She allowed us to spend the necessary time to prepare and guided us through the process with both sensitivity and understanding.
Dr. Jenn showed warmth and a loving approach that was more than we could have ever wished. We want to thank her for her assistance."
Mark SiegelLoveland, Ohio
"Thank you, Dr. Jenn, for your compassion during this difficult time in our lives. You've shared such an emotional bond with us and for that we are ever grateful. -Adrienne & Cory."
Adrienne AbbottNew Richmond, Ohio
"She was so wonderful. Heaven sent. Compassionate and caring, explained everything and made the whole process, bad as it was, something i can truly remember in good way.
My other dogs just loved her also....She was right person at the right time for what had to be done....I thank her for all that she did, God Bless her!"
Dana BishopDayton, Ohio
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Grady Veterinary Hospital
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.
Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.
Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 531802Cincinnati, OH 45253
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