PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

VETERINARY HOSPICE$375

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

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

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.

"We are forever grateful for the care and compassion Dr. Carper showed our family and Jewel."

MOONA & LEVI CARDINAL
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas

"Dr. Carper was an angel during one of the most devastating experiences we have had to face. Her understanding, tenderness and compassion made the decision as close to bearable as possible. Her follow up concern and offer of further assistance is genuine and shows she truly cares. Thank you Dr. Kimmy."

Barbara Penso
Round Rock, Texas

"Alleviating a car-trip to my local vet, which would have been traumatic for my kitty, Dr. Lauren was SO kind to accommodate my need to help my dear Korat of 18+ years. Thai Guy had let me know that it was his time to leave me. Dr. Lauren lengthened her day and drove to Chambersburg the evening of September 6 because she saw an immediate need. She was so compassionate and professional, but caring in her handling of my boy. She made the experience bearable and gave me as much time as I needed to spend with Thai. I thank her from the bottom of my heart. I know I made the right choice with Lap of Love and absolutely recommend them, especially Dr. Lauren."

Kay Thomas
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

"Ilse was our beloved fur baby, we had Ilse since she was five-weeks old, as a family we enjoyed and loved every day of the 13.5 years we had with her. She wasn't your typical dog; she was very intelligent (we had to spell key words around her) she was loving, sensitive, loved to cuddle and her goodnight and morning kisses. She always at the door to welcome us back home. Ilse was such a trooper dealing with the relocation to the area, she was always eager to please but it became apparent that something wasn't right with her, she hung in for as long as she could.

We wanted Ilses passing to be done with peace and in the environment where she felt safe. We were given Dr. Lauren Crescenzi information for when that time had come, we are so appreciative of Dr. Lauren and the services she provided. Dr. Lauren was calm, caring and understanding of our grief. She took great care of our sweet girl. It was apparent she had a long day at work but as promised she returned Ilse back to us, we are grateful to have met her."

Christena Ashworth
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

"I cannot thank Lap of Love and DVM Lauren Crescenzi enough. My beautiful 19yr old baby boy, Cassius Clay was diagnosed with a fast moving cancer. It all happened really fast and THANK GOD for this wonderful hospice for helping us help our baby boy go home to The Lord. Having to say goodbye was one of the most heart breaking moments of my life and Lauren was absolutely amazing. She explained everything and gave us all a chance to say goodbye after. Thank you SO Lauren & Lap of Love."

Christina Karathanasis
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

"There are not enough words of appreciation that I can say. Dr Lauren was so kind and compassionate during this most difficult of times. Seriously. To say that she went over and above board to help me is an understatement. My Ity Bity took a fast turn and she, without ever knowing me was here the next day to help us.Tigi is my Last of 3 brothers born here by ferrel Mom Lily. Lily, Jack and now Bity I have laid to rest in my beautiful Memorial garden. I will always call Dr Lauren and Lap of Love for such needs. Here is a picture of Bity with his twin brother Jack, now back together again. Comforting."

Ginger Smith
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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) 331-6121

Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin

  (512) 961-3059

Austin Vet Care at Central Park

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
“On April 30, 2019, the Cardinal family lost our best friend of 16 years. We are so grateful for how Jewel blessed our lives - multiple deployments, coast to coast, beaches to mountains, two houses, and two kids later, Jewel gifted us everyday with unconditional love and inspired so many others to love her canine friends. We will always love our ...
MOONA & LEVI CARDINAL
May 2, 2019
“We have had many fur babies, some with paws, some with hooves and we have loved each and every one of them deeply. But Chewie held a special place in our hearts. She knew when you were down and stuck to you like glue, always ready to lick away the tears. She was inexhaustible while at play with her brother, Rippy and never met a morsel of food ...
Barbara Penso
March 5, 2019
“Frankie was the most sweet and loving boy—pure love in a striped, furry wrapper. We miss him so much.”
Gloria Boyer
February 1, 2016
“In Loving memory of our "babies" who have gone to the "Rainbow Bridge" awaiting us.”
John & Bonnie Ebaugh
December 10, 2015
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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