The Wasatch Front - Salt Lake City
All services are provided in the comfort of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 5am - 9pm. 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.
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area.
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.
Roger Chase, DVM
"Thank you kindly! You truly were amazing and made it as easy and painless as possible. For us all. I'll definitely look into the memorial and write you guys an amazing review. Such an amazing service I think everyone with a pet should know about. So so much easier on the heart to do it at home rather than have to take him into a vets office where we all know they can sense somethings going on. Definitely not how you want your best friend to pass on. Much more comfortable at home surrounded by family and love! Thank you again so much for empathy! You guys are amazing.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Thank you for the kind words and the email. Each day is becoming a bit softer, but there are still so many sharp edges to this grief. I appreciate the care and kindness you showed both Dana and I on Sunday. Thank you again."
"Dr. Roger - Thank you so much for your assistance and for the kind words. Michelle and I had been fearing this day for a long time, but were fortunate enough to have you make it that much easier for us. I only knew Dexter for 2 years but he quickly became a member of my family, and a trusted buddy. Thank you again for making yourself available on such short notice. Waiting another night could have been a painful experience for Dexter."
Michelle ParamoreSalt Lake City, Utah
"Thank you very much, you made the experience less traumatic for us all. The house Is much emptier but I’m hoping he’s out of pain.
Thank you again."
Thank you for the nice note. You have a very tough job and do it well. It is a very hard way to meet. We are, as everyone that has to go through this, having our moments. But they are part of the grieving/healing process."
"Dr. Roger, thanks so much for your kind words and sympathies for our loss. Andy was a very sweet soul, and indeed will be missed, but his pain is gone now and we are very thankful for that"
South Jordan, Utah
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Advanced Veterinary Care
Salt Lake Pet Loss Hotline
Cottonwood Animal Hospital
Utah Veterinary Center
Humane Society of Utah
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.
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.
Lap of LoveP.O. Box 651435Salt Lake City, UT 84165