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. Chase, Thank you very much for your kind note. Yes, it is impressive that even though she has been less active in her golden years the house feels too quiet without her. We are missing her oh so very much. We will manage and time will help and we will always remember all that she brought to us in her many years with us."


Salt Lake City, Utah

" Roger: Thanks for your kind words, and your thoughtful professionalism yesterday – it made a painful process as good as it could be."


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Dr. Roger,

While it was a truly difficult day, you & lap of love has made it a very comforting experience in which we will now call on only you guys for all our animal hospice needs in the future. Thank you for treating our family with such love & care.

Death is hard for everyone, but I am comforted to know that Gunner didn't suffer & he was in peace although we are struggling greatly. We really loved the experience that we will cherish forever that he died at home with his family.

Warmest wishes,"


West Valley, Utah

"I never imaged such a compassionate good bye as the one Dr. Roger created for us. He validated Deuces health condition and supported my decision that it was time for Deuce to rest.

He let me hold him as he fell asleep, he didn't rush us. Dr Roger was a part of a good memory of letting him live on instead of letting him go."

Lori Henderlight
Murray, Utah

"Dr. Roger Chase was so comforting during our family's time of need. We appreciated how caring his thoughts were and he knew just what to say in helping through letting Zeus our Beautiful Old English Bulldog who developing rolling seizures and major neurologic issues most likely due to a fast growing tumor in his head. Poor pup, it was seemingly best to put an end to his suffering at 7 years and a week away from his 8th year of life. May he look over us and we will never forget our precious memories and are so grateful to Lap of Love for all the support and caring words."

Tammy Sausedo
Cottonwood Heights, Utah

"Thank you Lap of Love for helping us through a difficult time. Deciding to put our sweet Downey doggie to rest was painful. However, after 15 years of bringing joy to our life we had to do what was best for him. Everything from the phone call, arranging the visit, and the final moments with Downey were handled with great care and compassion.

Dr. Cassi Huelin was absolutely amazing. She was so kind and sweet to our Downey. She showed compassion and it is obvious that Dr. Cassi is providing this service from a place of great love for animals. Downey's last day was as sweet as it could have been. Our family can't thank Lap of Love enough for making this a pleasant experience. You are all good humans!"

stephanie Irvin
Cottonwood Heights, 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
“Deuce was an unexpected surprise in my life. He came at a time when I felt so overwhelmed that I couldn't imagine finding time or energy for him. Little did I know that he came at a time that I needed him the most. He came for me. I had lost my job and was taking care of my parents as my dad was passing. Deuce brought life and love into my heart ...
Lori Henderlight
September 2, 2020
“Zeus was not our whole life, he made our lives whole. He taught us all patience, from his food spread all over the floors at mealtime to his drool all over our clothes and couches!


But he was so Fun to watch with his Jolley Ball batting it around like he was the Star Player in a soccer match! He was the Star in his doggy training course ...
Tammy Sausedo
September 1, 2020
“My sweet girl Bossy earned her angel wings on Monday July 27th. Although I wish she could have stayed with me for the rest of my life, I take comfort in knowing that she got to spend the rest of her life with me . Over the last few months I watched as she got sick, knowing that our time together was growing shorter. I'm so grateful to know that ...
Samantha Thomson
August 1, 2020
“My heart is broken and a piece is missing. Spike is one of the best things to happen to our family. He stayed by my side when I was hurt and was always glad to see me when I would come home. We learned so much together. I can't wait until I get to see him again running toward me with his perfect legs and puppy kisses. I will miss him everyday. ...
Julie Gallegos
July 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.

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P.O. Box 651435
Salt Lake City, Utah 84165

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