Cincinnati & Surrounding Areas
All services are provided 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.
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 veterinarians in your area.
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.
Emily Miller, DVM
I have always had a love of all animals. My mom said as soon as I could walk, I was wandering over to the fence to visit with the horses and our house was never without dogs and cats. I knew from a very young age that my purpose was to help prevent the suffering of animals. I spent many years working with rescued farm animals as well as companion animals and horses before deciding to go to vet school.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder and was blessed to have spent my first three years of vet school on the beautiful island of Grenada at St. George’s University. My clinical year was spent at the Ohio State University, and after graduating I moved back to my hometown, Cincinnati, to start my career as a small animal vet. I have helped many families say goodbye to their beloved pets and I believe in making that time as peaceful as possible. I am honored to be able to provide this service to families and their pets in the comfort of their own home.
I share my home with a menagerie of dogs and cats and my free time is spent at the barn with my beloved horse, Teak.
Jenn Roedig, DVM
"Dr. Emily was patient and kind. You could tell she cared about not only our dog, but our family at this difficult time. This was my first experience putting a pet down at our house and As painful as this experience is, it was made so special and comfortable by DR. Emily. We are so grateful for her and her support."
Kacey FarrellCincinnati, Ohio
"Last Friday our dog Mickey had to be euthanized. Never a pleasant situation, but one that had to be done. Dr. Miller came to our house and, surrounded by members of my family, lovingly administered the shot(s) needed to bring peace and ease the suffering that Mickey has endured. I cannot imagine this being done in a more positive way than that done by Emily. Throughout the process Mickey was as comfortable as he could be. It was the best possible scenario of a sad situation. Thank you so much!"
Dan McbrideHamilton, Ohio
"Dr. Emily was kind and caring and professional. She made a difficult time much easier. Blessings to you, Dr. Emily <3"
Heidi BruzinaFairfield Township, Ohio
"Dr. Emily was absolutely wonderful and such a blessing! Her calm and caring demeanor were perfect for this transition. She welcomed interactions between Nestle and our other dogs as they said their goodbyes. I am so glad that we gave the gift of Lap of Love to Nestle!"
Valerie RicheyMount Orab, Ohio
"Dr Emily is the most empathetic, loving, tender and kind-hearted vet ever. Her gentle voice and loving touch made this experience much less horrific than I imagined. There are no words to thank someone like her, but THANK YOU, Dr Emily!"
Susan RothenbuhlerCincinnati, Ohio
"Our Brutus has been a part of our family for 16 years. For a few months he had some difficulty walking due to arthritis. Since the beginning of the year he has had problems getting up from the floor, walking up stairs and he would moan and at times cry out while laying down. Our son, Gabe, and daughter-in-law, Heather, came to visit this past Thursday. They are the ones to convince us it was time for Brutus to go over the Rainbow Bridge. It was time for him to be pain free. Heather called our local vet, who recommended Lap of Love. Dr Emily came to our house Saturday evening. She told us to take our time, that she was here for Brutus and us as well. She had all the time in the world. What a peaceful good-bye. We told Brutie how much he was loved and hugged and kissed him. Dr Emily was so very gentle. She made this process so kind and calming. Then she made a paw print for us. And she even had a stretcher to help get Brutus out to our car to take him to the crematory.
Thank you Dr Emily and Lap of Love. You are an angel on earth.
Our Brutus is running, jumping and having a great pain-free time over the Rainbow Bridge. And we know we will see him again one day."
Pamela CongerLebanon, 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. She covers 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 our 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 LovePO Box 163Miamiville, OH 45147
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