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 49 pounds$285
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$335
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$385
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$435

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 at no additional charge.

COMMUNAL CREMATION
Pets up to 49 pounds$185
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$215
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$250
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$285

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 private property in the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains. 

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 5am - 9pm. 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 Doctors
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Roger

Roger Chase

I grew up in central Nebraska. When I was twelve years old, I traded 25 fan tail pigeons, 10 homing pigeons and five Oriental Roller pigeons for a male AKC registered German shepherd. I named him Tarzan and mated him with Lady, my female ACK German shepherd. This was the start of my lifelong dedication to animals. The kennel grew to include four females who producing litters twice a year and, largely, paid my way through veterinary medical school at Colorado State University.

Following graduation, I practiced in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and, now, in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. My wife and I moved to Utah accompanied by three Boston terriers, four border collies (two of whom are over 15 years old), and our horses: three mares (two are pregnant), two yearling colts, a stallion and our favorite gelding, C3, who is 23 years old.

My career as a mixed animal veterinarian has given me a life filled with “all creatures great and small” and valuable experiences have taught me many lessons. End of life veterinary medicine is just as important to me as all the other phases in which I have practiced, and I consider it an honor to join Lap of Love. My wife and I recently bid our beloved red and white border collies, Tessie and Cassie, a final goodbye. The final decision we make for our pets is the most important one for them as we free them from pain and give them a peaceful passing. By honoring our pets this way, we know we have done our best for them.

Dr. Casandra

Casandra Huelin

I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, which resulted in a love of wild animals and the great outdoors. Although I wasn’t one of those kids that always knew they wanted to be a veterinarian when they grew up, I always knew I wanted to work with animals. 

After high school I moved to northern California to study Zoology at Humboldt State University. I spent my time exploring the redwood forests and tide pools. It was while studying abroad in New Zealand that I realized I wanted to become a veterinarian. It seemed like a rewarding career that would enable me to help both people and animals. 

I moved again, to Massachusetts, to attend the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. It was there that I learned about the importance of the human-animal bond and the benefits it provides us. I worked with my dog, a golden retriever named Mickie, to become a pet therapy team with Pet Partners and visited with people in need of the unconditional love that only our pets can give. 

It is this respect and love of the human-animal bond that drives me in my career. I hope that my role as a veterinarian helps strengthen that bond. It is an honor that I get to help families make one of the most important decisions they must make for their best friend - when to say goodbye. Every pet deserves to pass away peacefully in a loving environment, surrounded by their family. 

I have been living in the Salt Lake City area since 2016. I continue to do pet therapy visits with Mickie and enjoy Latin dancing during my free time. As much as I can, I spend my time hiking with Mickie in the Wasatch mountains. My cat, Jingles, is not a fan of the great outdoors and spends her time at home.

About Roger Chase

I grew up in central Nebraska. When I was twelve years old, I traded 25 fan tail pigeons, 10 homing pigeons and five Oriental Roller pigeons for a male AKC registered German shepherd. I named him Tarzan and mated him with Lady, my female ACK German shepherd. This was the start of my lifelong dedication to animals. The kennel grew to include four females who producing litters twice a year and, largely, paid my way through veterinary medical school at Colorado State University.

Following graduation, I practiced in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and, now, in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. My wife and I moved to Utah accompanied by three Boston terriers, four border collies (two of whom are over 15 years old), and our horses: three mares (two are pregnant), two yearling colts, a stallion and our favorite gelding, C3, who is 23 years old.

My career as a mixed animal veterinarian has given me a life filled with “all creatures great and small” and valuable experiences have taught me many lessons. End of life veterinary medicine is just as important to me as all the other phases in which I have practiced, and I consider it an honor to join Lap of Love. My wife and I recently bid our beloved red and white border collies, Tessie and Cassie, a final goodbye. The final decision we make for our pets is the most important one for them as we free them from pain and give them a peaceful passing. By honoring our pets this way, we know we have done our best for them.

"Dr. Cassi,

The kindness you had shown our family during such a heartbreaking time is truly appreciated. My sweet boy knew you were there for him, to bring him relief, and I know he appreciated you for it as well.

Thank you"

kristin watt
magna, Utah

"DrRoger

Even though we have 5 other cats, it definitely feels like we lost 5 more. Shadow had such a huge soul! It wasn't easy seeing her go, but without you, would have been much harder. We appreciate you reaching out, and thinking of us. We will soon leave a memorial on the Laps of Love page. We hope you are doing good also. We know it's not an easy job to see all these people mourning a loved one that is lost. It was comforting having somebody that understands where are family was coming from on that day. You're a lovely man with an awesome heart. Much love and respect."


Salt Lake City, Utah

"DrRoger

Thank you so much for your kind note Dr. Roger. Kandis & I appreciate what you have done for us, and especially for the delicate & professional manner in which you helped ease the transition for our beloved cat, Buddy.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!

All the best,"


Salt Lake City, Utah

"DrRoger

Good evening,

I apologize for taking so long to respond to your message. I want you to know how much I respect the work that you do and thank you for the time you spent with me and my family. I will definitely share some pictures of Jaxsyn on the memorial.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,"


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Thank you Dr. Chase for helping Ruby. It was hard, but she definitely needed to pass. We miss her a lot!

Thank you for being so kind during such a difficult moment!"


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Dr. Chase,

I can't explain how much I appreciate you and helping Quincy yesterday. It was beyond tough for my family and I but feel comfort knowing that Quincy was at the house and my wife and I were able to be with him through the process.

I hope you know how much I appreciated you, your kindness and guidance through that difficult day."


Holladay, Utah

LOCAL RESOURCES
Pet Life and Loss Support Services

  (801) 942-3951

Advanced Veterinary Care

Pet Loss Support Group

  (801) 756-2640

Salt Lake Pet Loss Hotline

  (801) 685-3357

Cottonwood Animal Hospital

SERVICE AREA

Helping families in the following areas:

We proudly serve The Wasatch Front, including (but not limited to) Salt Lake City, Sandy, Cottonwood Heights, South Salt Lake, Millcreek, Holladay, South Jordan, West Jordan, West Valley, Lehi, American Fork, Orem,  Bountiful, Kearns, Layton, Roy, Farmington. Due to the expansive area covered, there may be a travel fee of $30-$100 based on your location. 

Pet Memorials
“My most big beautiful baby bear. The most wonderful protector and lover of our hearts and home.”
kristin watt
December 4, 2020
“Sometimes the hardest thing is the right thing. Harley girl, we love you. You are now pain and cancer free. Keep watching over our family just like you always have. You helped raise your boy, and he loves you so much. It will be hardest for him but how lucky is he to ha e a hairdo like you in heaven. . He doesn’t know a life without you and you ...
Jemima Street
November 13, 2020
“Gentle loving presence that will be missed for a long time.”
Julie Fullerton
November 6, 2020
“Tazer made our lives far better for 10years. She had such a devoted fierce love for her family and made it her job to protect, calm, and hug her owners. She did this job to perfection. She loved playing tug o’ war with her toy snake, hide n’ seek with her mom and dad, and loved to go on runs/walks. She protected her mom on two different accounts ...
Brandi Johnson
October 21, 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 651435
Salt Lake City, Utah 84165

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