Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

Veterinary Hospice$250

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.

Euthanasia$250

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$250

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.

AFTERCARE PRICING

Private Cremation
Pets up to 49 pounds$260
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$310
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$360
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted

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$160
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$185
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$210
Pets 150 pounds and over will be quoted

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, 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

Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarians in your area!

Dr. Roger

Roger Chase, DVM

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.

About Roger Chase, DVM

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.

"Thank you for the note, Dr. Chase. You are certainly right about our home feeling empty and sad yesterday and today. We loved Cedar very much and he loved us. His loss has hit me very much harder than I expected, Nan too, though I was the main care-giver for Cedar. I am simply broken-hearted today.

We deeply appreciated your professional and, more to the point, compassionate care of our old friend. He was a caring, friendly old boy who has accompanied our family through many important transitions. For example, he saw us through serious loss, the birth of all three of our grandkids and Nan and I retiring and aging. What a boy!

Once again, thank you. We look forward to receiving his ashes and putting them in one of his favorite resting places. Your help with Cedar in our home was most excellent, and as much as possible, consoling."


Orem, Utah

"Dr. Roger,

Thank you so much for being so wonderful with our Charlie. Your care and compassion is so helpful to us. We miss Charlie very much but knowing he is at Rainbow Bridge is helpful. Having our other furry kids does help. :) You are amazing and thank you."


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Dr. Roger was kind and gentle, and made Chloe's going as easy as he could make it for her. I'm grateful for his help."

Sherri Vance
Salt Lake City, Utah

"I am so very grateful to have a doctor like yourself to help assist with that letting go process. It was all the way I wanted it... at home.

Thank you again for your compassionate care and attentiveness to her.

Thank you."


Salt Lake City, Utah

"We are so lucky to have Suki in our lives.

These past 13 years have been amazing with her. She will always be the playful puppy we will remember.

Thank you again for your kindness. You made her passing peaceful."


Millcreek, Utah

"Dr. Roger,

We so appreciate your kind presence and words. Losing Titan has been indescribably difficult, but his passing couldn’t have been more peaceful. We are so grateful for the service and support you provided.

Thank you for everything."


Salt Lake City, 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
“Chloe, you were the sweetest, gentlest dog I could imagine. You came to me at a time when I was in great pain, and you helped me heal--and you were a patient and loving companion. I loved the expression of joy and adventure looking back at me when we went on a walk in a new or different place (not nearly often enough). We usually walked in the ...
Sherri Vance
April 9, 2019
“It's just not the same without you son!
Dad and I miss you terribly and pray that you are truly in a better place without pain. You were wonderful; you and Penny were the best dogs we ever had and we have had some very good dogs!”
Mary Beth Bradley
March 13, 2019
“"Death is not the opposite of life, death is the opposite of birth. Life is eternal and has no opposite." –Eckhart Tolle

Even with that quote, I sure miss my good friend, Chance.”
John Brady
October 27, 2018
“AKA Goddie Boys
You are the love of mine and your daddies life. You were our greatest joy. You will be so missed by so many. You touched so many lives. Goddie Boys, mommy and daddy miss you so much. You have taken our hearts with you. Your little brother Stackhouse misses you as well.”
Heather Calvin
July 7, 2018
Payment Options

To make the experience as peacful 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, UT 84165

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