Cincinnati & Surrounding Areas

  (513) 445-5893

  Cincy@LapofLove.com

Our veterinarian will be unavailable from May 25th - June 3rd. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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 will be unavailable from May 25th - June 3rd. Our Support Team is available everyday via phone or email to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment upon her return.

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. 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

"Dr. Jenn was very compassionate during the most difficult time when we said goodbye to our kitty Jetta who was our 'fire cat' we called her. After a house fire 18 yrs ago in which we lost 5 animals, this kitty was gifted to us two days after the fire. To say goodbye to her was like saying goodbye all over again to all the animals and her.

I didn't know prior to now how less painful the euthanasia can be or that it has to be very painful and shocking to an animal at the veterinarian office. When we put my Dad's doggie to sleep, it was hurried, fast. The sleepy shot put Ichi into instant coma like state. The euthanasia shot killed her almost immediately.

With Dr. Jenn, the sleepy shot was a slower process, slowly relaxed our fur baby kitty. I would say maybe 15 minutes of slowly relaxing her versus the instant result in the vet office. We had time for her to hear us, pet her, love on her. The euthanasia shot was administered discreetly without us seeing it put in, thank you Dr. Jenn SO VERY MUCH for that. It was a while before the shot took effect which helped us instead of an instantaneous bam like at a vet office.

I appreciated Dr. Jenn so much. She also had a special kitty as a child and sharing that with us, helped us also. When one has a very special animal who helps them through the hardest of times in life, it is very hard to let go.

Big hugs to Dr. Jenn, we will never forget you. Thank you for being so calm, caring, loving, compassionate with Jetta and us both."

Rebecca Fraley
Cincinnati, Ohio

"Shadow was our 12 year old Lab mix. He rescued us when he was 12 weeks old. We noticed a small red spot on his flank one day, then went to the vet. They thought it was a bite that got infected. So we did antibiotics and waited for it to go away. It did not. We noticed some other spots and went back to the vet again, this time they took a biopsy. We waited for the news, and when the vet called and left a message for me to call them, I knew it was not good news. We received the heartbreaking news that it was cancer.

We then went to Dr Lewis (Oncologist ). On our first appointment, we were encouraged . But on our second visit the news was not great. The Cancer had spread. We had maybe 4 week left with our Shadow Boy. We used this time to take him on walks, feed him ice cream, hamburger, cheese and other things that we normally would not have done. We spent as much time with him as we could enjoying and loving him. He was the best dog ever per my husband.

When the days passed and we could see that he was not doing so well and we had to give him pain meds, we discussed what we should do and when and what was our options.

We had never heard about Lap of Love until Dr. Lewis gave us the pamphlet. We had read the pamphlet earlier. We thought we had more time. Having reread the the information, we decided that this was what we wanted to do it.

We did not want Shadow's last few minutes of life spent in the vets office. He always hated going there.

So on a sunny Saturday morning, I made the call that I had dreaded. They had time that day. Shadow was having a hard time breathing and his eyes looked so sad. I knew it was time.

Dr. Jenn arrived, she listened to our stories, we told her all kinds of wonderful moments that we spent with Shadow. She took her time and told us how sorry she was about Shadow and we were making the right decision. When we told her it was time, she made the process easy. Even though it was one of the worst days of our lives, she made it special for Shadow and us. Shadow crossed the Rainbow bridge, laying peaceful on his blanket on the couch in the warm sunshine, with us beside him until he took his last breath. Dr. Jenn is an Angel in a Vet's coat. We could not have asked for a more caring and loving person to help us through this terrible time. We are forever grateful for her compassion for our beloved Shadow.

Forever in our hearts."

Sherri Meyer
Hamilton, Ohio

"Dr. Jenn Roedig was great with us... She talked us through it and told us everything step by step... Thank you for helping us."

Jessica Shae
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Sharon Schmetzer
Cincinnate, 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
“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
“We will always love you jackie..you gave us 12.5 yrs ...run free baby”
Jessica Shae
April 22, 2019
“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
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. 

Mailing Address

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

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