PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$265

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$365

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.

ADDITIONAL 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 (normal business hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

HOLIDAYS

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.

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$250
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$275
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$300
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$350

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 you.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 39 pounds$150
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$175
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$200
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$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 on privately owned property in Texas. 

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

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 6 am - 10 pm. 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, 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. Kimberly

Kimberly Carper

I grew up in Huntsville, AL, and have always felt a calling toward animals and veterinary medicine. At the age of 3, my favorite weekly outing was to the pet shop just behind my childhood home. I remember anxiously awaiting that trip each week, and would have brought home every pet in the store if I could!

When I was 10 years old, my 5th grade class participated in an economic education program that provided hands-on learning experience for students. As part of this program, our teacher created a mock village, where each student had a specific job at a “business.” If multiple students were interested in the same position, we had interviews and elections to appoint the person to the specific role. One of the positions was the “Zookeeper,” which consisted of taking care of the class fish. Although this was the “lowest paying” job (yes, we got paid fake money to put toward an auction at the end of the year), I knew it was the role for me! I proudly accepted the position, with no election needed, and carried out my duties.

As I transitioned through middle and high school, I desired to learn more about animals and surrounded myself with them in any way possible. Accordingly, I continued on the path toward becoming a veterinarian, and later graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where I began my career as a general practitioner.

While working in general practice, I quickly felt a distinguished sense of value when I was assisting a family through the final moments with their pets; having the ability to offer comfort to families and a peaceful transition for their pets gave me a whole new sense of purpose as a veterinarian.

Today, I am honored to have the opportunity of making this the focus of my veterinary career through Lap of Love. My pets are family to me, and I want nothing more than to offer them a peaceful passing in the comfort of their own home during their final moments. As a hospice veterinarian, I am able to fulfill a greater purpose of providing that same level of care to other families as well, which in my opinion is what every pet and family deserves.

About Kimberly Carper

I grew up in Huntsville, AL, and have always felt a calling toward animals and veterinary medicine. At the age of 3, my favorite weekly outing was to the pet shop just behind my childhood home. I remember anxiously awaiting that trip each week, and would have brought home every pet in the store if I could!

When I was 10 years old, my 5th grade class participated in an economic education program that provided hands-on learning experience for students. As part of this program, our teacher created a mock village, where each student had a specific job at a “business.” If multiple students were interested in the same position, we had interviews and elections to appoint the person to the specific role. One of the positions was the “Zookeeper,” which consisted of taking care of the class fish. Although this was the “lowest paying” job (yes, we got paid fake money to put toward an auction at the end of the year), I knew it was the role for me! I proudly accepted the position, with no election needed, and carried out my duties.

As I transitioned through middle and high school, I desired to learn more about animals and surrounded myself with them in any way possible. Accordingly, I continued on the path toward becoming a veterinarian, and later graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where I began my career as a general practitioner.

While working in general practice, I quickly felt a distinguished sense of value when I was assisting a family through the final moments with their pets; having the ability to offer comfort to families and a peaceful transition for their pets gave me a whole new sense of purpose as a veterinarian.

Today, I am honored to have the opportunity of making this the focus of my veterinary career through Lap of Love. My pets are family to me, and I want nothing more than to offer them a peaceful passing in the comfort of their own home during their final moments. As a hospice veterinarian, I am able to fulfill a greater purpose of providing that same level of care to other families as well, which in my opinion is what every pet and family deserves.

"Kimberly is an amazing Vet. Start to finish she gently guided us through the entire process. From the moment she arrived we could feel her compassion. Her kind words reassured us that we were making the right decision. She took her time and answered all of our questions. Brinks deserved the best possible release available. I have so much gratitude for Kimberly and the service that she offered. Brinks died well in the comfort of his own home in his favorite spot. Kimberly walked us through a tremendously gut wrenching situation, and helped to alleviate some of the pain. It made the process bearable. We felt comfort knowing that Brinks was going home with her to do the hand off to the team that will prepare his remains. Her caring bedside manner is unmatched in my humble opinion. Thank you so much Kimberly I can not emphasize enough our gratitude."

Jesse and Wendy Warner
Cedar Park, Texas

"Dr. Carper was very compassionate and kind. She never made us feel rushed and gave us space to be able to love on Lady and say our last goodbyes. We appreciate your service.

Allene and David"

Allene Raphael Raphael
Georgetown, Texas, Texas

"Dr Carper provided excellent care to Boston and was a great comfort to me during an incredibly difficult and emotional time. She understood the delicacy and heartache the moment brought and I am grateful for her professionalism and knowledge and understanding. Thank you for the gift of a peaceful passing for my beloved pup Boston."

Heather Kemp
Austin, Texas

"My boyfriend, James and I honestly could not have done this without Lap of Love. From the second I called them on the phone, Ashley was so helpful and sympathetic. She was so sweet throughout the processes. Dr. Kimberly Carper is a ray of light. She came over once for a hospice visit and she was so sweet, down to earth and genuinely an amazing human. She came back 2 days to put our sweet Castle to sleep and her presence was soothing. We couldn't have gone through it without her. I can't thank her enough!"

Jessica Perico
Austin, Texas

"Dr. Carper's service was professional, courteous and kind. She allowed me the space to connect with Winnie during her last moments as she worked in the "background". I'm grateful for Dr. Carper's last-minute availability and I admire the strength it must take to provide this type of intensive service on a regular basis.

Thank You Dr. Carper."

John Groberg
Austin, Texas

"Dr. Kim was kind, warm, and understanding in a moment when my heart was being utterly shattered. She gently petted Dakota, as Dakota passed her toy back and forth, before Dakota finally fell asleep on her toy. Dakota went peacefully and happy that she got to meet and play with one last person. For an absolutely horrible moment in my life, she made Dakota's last moments the best they could be and I am grateful for her help."

Andrew Grubb
Manor, Texas

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (512) 343-2837

Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

  (512) 351-4333

Heart of Texas Emergency, Round Rock

  (512) 961-3059

Austin Vet Care at Central Park

  (512) 331-6121

Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve the greater Austin and surrounding areas. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30 - $150 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“Rest In peace my dear dog son. You have been such a blessing to our family. We will miss you always. I find comfort knowing that you are at piece, and we shall meet again. As I reflect on all the good times we've had together it brings me joy. You always brought comfort, security and unconditional love. The wave of heartache I feel ebbs and flows, ...
Jesse and Wendy Warner
November 12, 2019
“Lady was fostered by us for Weimaraner Rescue of Texas. She was so sweet and loving that we decided we had to adopt her.
She loved all people and other dogs. She also loved to go for long walks off leash at our local parks and lake. She was a Ambassadog for WRT at our local meet and greets and other events and was always happy to have everyone ...
Allene Raphael Raphael
October 4, 2019
“Dear Pup Boston

My sweet Pup, my Sweet Petite. Boston, I love you so much and will carry you in my heart always. I miss you terribly and am heartbroken that you are gone. I take comfort in knowing how greatly you have enriched my life and the lives of our friends, family and community with your unconditional love and kind and gentle nature. ...
Heather Kemp
September 16, 2019
“King Castle was one of the craziest, loving and adventurous dogs I have ever met. He will never be forgotten. He brought so much light into my life and my heart will forever hold a special place for him.”
Jessica Perico
September 16, 2019
PAYMENT OPTIONS

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.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
P.O. Box 2174
Georgetown, Texas 78680

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