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.


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.


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.


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.


Pets up to 39 pounds$225
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$265
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$295
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$310
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$325

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within two weeks. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or mailed to your home or work.

Pets up to 39 pounds$125
Pets 40 - 74 pounds$165
Pets 75 - 99 pounds$195
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$210
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$225

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 buried near the crematory. 


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. 

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. Nellie

Nellie Wilbers

About Nellie Wilbers

"I was very thankful to have found Lap of Love. We had an emergent need and they responded very quickly. Everything was professional, and very peaceful. I would highly recommend there services."

Robin Taylor
Grove City, Ohio

"We were so glad to have Dr. Wilbers help us through this difficult day. She helped us have the best possible experience given the circumstances. I am very grateful for her help."

Abbey Johnston
Columbus, Ohio

"Dr. Nellie was so nice, soft-spoken, and gentle. She was respectful of our time and privacy. She wanted to know all about Jupiter and Austin and looked through a memory book we made. We're thankful for Dr. Nellie and Lap of Love. She let us put Jupiter in a basket with a soft blanket and we carried him out to her car."

Austin, Sandra, and Mike Boyd
Columbus, Ohio

"Dr. Nellie was great - patient, loving, and kind. She wanted to know about Jupiter and our son and looked at a memory book we made about Jupiter. She was respectful of our alone time to say good bye."

Austin Boyd
Columbus, Ohio

"A friend hired Lap of Love to peacefully guide her cat toward the Rainbow Bridge. When our beloved Ben, a 16-year-old border collie & German shepherd mix was experiencing immobilizing rear leg failure, incontinence, and partial blindness, we called Lap of Love to help him transition peacefully. Dr. Nellie was curious in her questions, caring in her responses, and thorough in her follow through. Dr. Nellie came to us on a sunny Sunday afternoon, sat with us on our grass yard, fed to Ben some tasty treats he'd never before enjoyed, and transitioned him beautifully and peacefully into the Beyond while my family and I held him, comforted him and ourselves, and pet him as he enjoyed sunlight and breezes while he slowly fell to sleep. Dr. Nellie didn't bring the perfect weather, but she did accommodate our setting (at our home, on a Sunday), she communicated carefully and set expectations precisely, and she was a wonderful guest and guide for the occasion. For Ben and for my family, I'm so happy to have found Dr. Nellie."

Matt Stevens
Powell, Ohio

"Our angel, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nellie. God sent you to us on the hardest day of the year for us, you will also be in our hearts and mind, thank you. Lap of Love is an amazing resource we are very fortunate we were given the information."

Jeanna Davis
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (614) 354-6962

Restore Counseling, Worthington

  (614) 846-5800

MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets, Worthington

  (614) 888-9200

Directions Counseling Group, Columbus

  (614) 292-3551

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center - Main Campus Veterinary Medical Center, Columbus

  (614) 889-8070

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, Dublin


We proudly serve the greater Columbus area. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $50 - $75 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“In loving memory of our sweet boy Beau. Beau was the BEST dog anyone could ask for. In his younger days he enjoyed car rides with his head and tongue flopping in the breeze. Wasn’t very fond of leashes, but did love going on outdoor trips with the kids. He was very fond of pizza. He hated getting his feet wet when doing his business and most of ...
Robin Taylor
July 16, 2019
“We said goodbye to our sweet Charley yesterday. It was a very difficult day and we miss him so much. He was a beloved friend and companion for many years. He was my buddy from the day I brought him home. From early on, he was my running partner and my swimming partner. He loved car rides, the beach, peanut butter, swimming in lakes, chasing ...
Abbey Johnston
July 16, 2019
“Jupiter, thank you for 17 years of love and purrs. Our house is a little emptier, but our hearts are full. Your favorite rug is still in front of the fireplace and will always be there for you. We miss you.”
Austin, Sandra, and Mike Boyd
July 8, 2019
“Thank you, Jupiter, for a great 17 years. We’ll miss your purr and love of neck scratches. We’ll see you at the Rainbow Bridge. Rest well our furry friend.”
Austin Boyd
July 5, 2019

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.

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P.O. Box 344
Worthington, Ohio 43085

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