Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


Veterinary Hospice$265

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.

Geriatric Consultation$265

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.

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.


Private Cremation
Pets up to 39 pounds$200
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$250
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$275
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$300
Mailing of urn to your home or work$20

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely wooden urn with 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 for an additional fee.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$100
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$125
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$150
Pets 150 - 200 pounds (pre-arranged)$175

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 garden. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 


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

Daniel Genatiempo, DVM

I grew up in northeastern Indiana, and knew from the time I was in high school that I was going to be a veterinarian.  After completing my undergraduate work at Butler University I spent two years working toward a master's degree in veterinary microbiology at Texas A&M University.  I completed my DVM at Texas A&M in 2003.  After returning to the Indianapolis area I spent one year in a private practice internship and nearly 12 years in small animal private practice before dedicating my services to end of life care. 

During my years in private practice I discovered that I had an aptitude for end of life care and euthanasia.  Many clients have told me that they feel it must be the most difficult part of being a veterinarian.  My response has always been that it's all about how you view it.  I have always viewed it as on opportunity to allow an animal to pass peacefully and comfortably, a final gift of kindness to them.


"Dr. Dan and Lap of Love made our difficult decision so much easier. Oscar was a dog with a lot of anxiety on his good days. Going to a veterinary office for the last moments of his life would have been traumatic and difficult for all of us. Because of Dr. Dan and Lap of Love, we were able to spend Oscar's last moments on our own couch, in our own home, with no anxiety for Oscar at all. Dr. Dan could not have been more compassionate and genuine. I highly recommend Lap of Love and specifically Dr. Dan. Thank you so much for providing this important service."

Susie Knoll
Westfield, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was amazing. He is kind, quiet, and compassionate. He spoke to us about the entire process and was just what we needed. Thank you so much."

Avon, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was truly sent from Heaven to assist us. Rarely do you find people that are so professional, compassionate, and kind. Dr. Dan is all of these things and more. Everyone at Lap of Love was amazing and so very caring. While this was a terribly sad event, having someone there to help my dog go peacefully was truly a blessing."

Lynn Bates
Speedway, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was amazing! He explained everything that was happening. He answered all of our questions. He was so kind and caring. THANK YOU so much!!"

Lisa Burger
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I want to thank Dr. Dan for helping our sweet Bonnie cross the bridge. It takes a special person to constantly be around tears and sadness of humans who are letting their pets go, but he did so with professionalism and compassion. It was much better to have this all take place in the privacy and comfort of our home versus the stress and emotion of having to take our girl to the vet to say good-bye. A special thanks to Layla who responded very quickly to our request, and was understanding and patient in confirming arrangements through my waterfall of tears."

Jeff Byers
Greenwood, Indiana

"Dr. Dan was very patient and most compassionate in our darkest hour. I will forever be grateful that. Thank u so very much!"

Chelsie Snyder
Noblesville, Indiana

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Pet Loss Support Group

  (317) 872-5650

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Emergency Clinic

  (317) 872-8387

MedVet Indianapolis
9650 Mayflower Park Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

Pet Loss Support Group

  (317) 872-8387


Emergency Clinic

  (317) 578-4100

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
7712 Crosspoint Commons
Fishers, IN 46038

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Dr. Dan proudly serves families in the greater Indianapolis area including surrounding Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, and Hendricks counties. There may be a travel fee of $30-50 based on distance and travel time. 

Pet Memorials
“Rest in Peace, Maximus!”
January 5, 2017
“I am so heartbroken without you my darling Shaddie. Thankyou for always sharing "your" hotdog with me at the horse shows you accompanied me too. I will never stop loving you and pray I will see you again. My life is so sad without you here. You were the best dog and friend anyone could ever hope to have. When we adopted you, it was us that ...
Lynn Bates
December 7, 2016
“Bosco, you will always be in all of our hearts. The day you passed, was one of the hardest days of my life. Some will say you were just a dog and to those people I say NO he was not. He was my fur baby, my best friend, my world! I hurt knowing your no longer here, but I also take comfort in knowing your no longer in pain. I love you my furry face! ...
Lisa Burger
November 19, 2016
“We had Peyton brighten our lives from the day before President Obama was elected to the day President-elect Trump was elected.

She lived for 8 years (turned 9 last week) and embodied exuberant hope every day. Her kidneys failed her but her spirit did not.

We love you and will miss you so much.”
Bryan and Lori Sirtosky
November 9, 2016
Lap Of Love Locations
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
N. Carolina
S. Carolina
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
49 Boone Village, Box 174
Zionsville, IN 46077

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