Austin & Surrounding Areas

  (512) 808-0836

  [email protected]

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA$300

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$400

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.

TELEADVICE$100

Using phone or Skype, one of our wonderful doctors will walk you through our Quality of Life assessment. This 30 minute conversation is valuable for any family considering hospice care, euthanasia, or simply wanting to understand the end of life process with their pet.

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 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$275
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$300
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$325
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$375

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$175
Pets 40 - 99 pounds$200
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$225
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$275

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

COVID-19 Update: We are still honored to join you in the home so that your pet can be safely surrounded by loved ones during this time.

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.

"The day I had to say goodbye to my sweet old pup was one of the worst days of my life. And I am so grateful to Lap of Love and Dr. Kimmie (Dr. Carper) for the way the euthanasia was handled. From my first phone call to schedule (thank you to the gentleman who helped me - I'm so sorry I forgot your name!), to Dr. Kimmie's sympathetic yet calm demeanor. What a sweet soul she has, and I can't thank her enough for everything that day. I was able to say goodbye to him in the comfort of home next to our Christmas tree. And she let me set the pace for how slowly or quickly I wanted to proceed. And I still have the little paw print she made for me. Your team is the best. Thank you a million times over."

Shelly McFerren
Round Rock, Texas

"Kimberly was very sensitive to our needs and took great care to ensure Edmund was no longer in pain, Thank you."

Simon Dodsworth
Frisco, Texas

"Dr. Carper was very nice, patient and compassionate. Didn't rush the process and spent some time with my Angel before we started the procedure. Would highly recommend her if you are unable to have this done with your direct vet. Although this was an alternative to having my personal vet do this, she was kind, caring and she made me feel better about the whole thing."

Wendy Lanier
Manor, Texas

"Dr. Carper made a very difficult situation a little easier."

Kathy Hays
Pflugerville, Texas

"Kimberly was angel sent from above we can't thank her enough for being so patient with us and understanding and allowing us to have all of our family members around in this time of need. She helped us get through the process together even through dealing with Covid-19 she came in with open arms to help us. I highly recommend Kimberly and Lap of Love. Especially the fact they have helps us with the grieving part especially with a child involved. Thank you again!"

Christina Paris
Cedar park, Texas

"Dr. Carper, words cannot express how grateful Ryan and myself are for what you did for our family. Agreeing to meet in a strange place, during bad weather, and with all the craziness going on in the world right now, you are just wonderful. You along with the rest of Lap of Love from start to finish made what could have been a very traumatic day one that I will hold dear to my heart for you allowed me to send Slater to a better place seamlessly."

Laura Liggitt
Harker Heights, 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
“You took ill suddenly and unexpectedly and we made the very tough decision to let you cross the Rainbow Bridge. We love you Eddie and will never forget you. You are so sorely missed. xxx”
Simon Dodsworth
June 17, 2020
“My Angel, my love, my everything...I'm crushed and my heart is shattered in a million pieces. I've held you everyday of your life for over 18.5yrs. When I woke up this morning, I fixed your breakfast out of habit and had to stop myself. I miss you SO MUCH it physically hurts. I know time will ease my pain, but you will never ever ever be forgotten ...
Wendy Lanier
May 19, 2020
“Cooper Dooper Doo. I'm not sure how I'm going to move on without your toothy smile greeting me each morning. You have been such a joy for the last 12 years. You saved my life many times and you are the reason I am still here. I'm glad you're not in any more pain and by now you have met the rest of the family, Brandy, Tuffy, Hoots, Lady, ...
Kathy Hays
May 5, 2020
“Our sweet beloved COCO,

We will miss you so much you have been a ray of sunshine since day one. The love you have given us will never be forgotten. Thank you for all the laughs, the joy and the memories. You gave us 15 amazing years and four beautiful children. We miss your barks, your smiles and most of all Christiana misses you so much every ...
Christina Paris
April 28, 2020
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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