PRICING AND INFORMATION

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.

APPOINTMENT PRICING

EUTHANASIA $275

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$375

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$260
Pets 50 - 99 pounds$310
Pets 100 - 149 pounds$360
Pets 150 - 200 pounds$410

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 - 200 pounds$260

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 met my Tyler, my friends and me at the park to give Tyler a loving farewell. She was so gentle & loving with him (and everyone). I could not have asked for a better final farewell."

Mike Molina
Salt Lake City, Utah

"After my cat Bentley had struggled with kidney disease for years he had a traumatic stroke at home late at night. He went from totally fine to pain and horrible distress causing him to be extremely violent. There was no way I could get him to a vet in his condition or mine. I had been referred to Lap of Love by my vet for when the time came, but the time came sudden and traumatically with no warning. I had to get a family member to come over and call while I did my best to comfort and control him. It was the worst hour of my life. In about an hour Dr. Chase arrived. He saw the situation immediately and stepped in with calm and ease as well as empathy. He immediately gave him a sedative so that my last goodbyes could be peaceful and calm. That was a gift in itself. I'm sure it's different when you chose a time to say goodbye, but that wasn't my situation and Dr. Chase was able to provide me the only calm moment all night. He was very unobtrusive. After I said goodbye to Bentley now finally relaxed, I let him know I was ready. He left a pamphlet I found the next day and was gone without me even noticing he had left. I could not have been more grateful for his coming to my home and helping me in such a painful situation. For how traumatic is all began, it's amazing he was able to get it to a place of peaceful goodbyes. Thank you for giving me that one last nice memory."

Katie Rockwood
West Jordan, Utah

"Dr Roger was amazing. He explained everything and was very patient and sympathetic to the situation. He took great care of my Horus until the end."

Shelly Vowles
Murray, Utah

"Thank you so much Dr. Cassie, for helping us through that terrible day - you were so sweet to us, and our pup - I curse the Corona Virus, as I wasn't able to hug you to show my thanks <3"

Jen Baker
Midvale, Utah

"Thank you so much for coming to our home to help Clifford, Peaches Don and I, and my son James who was able to call at that perfect moment to tell Clifford goodbye. It is a wonderful humane gift that you give. Clifford and you will never be forgotten He was a GREAT DOG on this earth and He will be a GREAT DOG in Heaven for Jesus, my Parents, James Grandparents. (Who taught us to love dogs), and all those that have gone before HIM. HE loved everybody here and HE will love everybody there. To describe Clifford in one word, LOVE. Thank you again"


Salt Lake City, Utah

"Bronson McKendrick

Best dog ever!

1/2006 - 3/2020

You came to us

sent from above

to show us all

the purest love

In an instant

right from the start

you won a place

inside our heart

Seems like not so long ago

you were just a pup

we watched you grow

Your ears stood tall

your eyes shone bright

you watched over us

throughout the night

Up each morning

school with the boys

barked all the way

we loved your noise!

Then came Koda

your little bro

yet you were the alpha

and you let him know

Taught him how life

'round here would be

by being you for him to see

My Bronson boy

we've had so much fun!

and like your mom (Jeri)

you loved to run

With your words

you'd let me know:

"C' Mon Dad! I wanna go!"

Run like the wind

the grass you'd burn

wait for the ball

until your turn

You gave us love

with all your heart

and from our family

you'll never part

Your valiant spirit

your Nobel soul

Oh Bronnie boy

we won't be whole

And with your spirit

that touched us all

we know from heaven

you'll hear our call

So off to Jesus

and God above

we send you now

with all our love

Free from the handsome body

that you wore out

to run again

and bark your shout

In fields of gold

without pain

thanks for all you gave

leave not in vane

There is no way

we shall forget

our Bronson boy

our bestest pet!

RIP Bronson

We love you FOREVER!

We want to thank Dr. Roger for his kindness, compassion & patience. He was the exact person our family needed during this time. We would like to thank you a million times over."

Barry, Jeri Lyn, Riley, Mason, Justin & Whitney McKendrick
Millcreek, 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
“Almost 16-years ago, the Universe sent me the greatest gift I’ve ever known. His name is Tyler. He was not even 12-weeks old when he came into my life. He had been abandoned at birth and found out back of a house with no food, shelter or love. I took him in…not intending to keep him since I already had 3 others. But I fell in love with him ...
Mike Molina
April 5, 2020
“My sweet baby boy Horus. I’m so thankful you chose me as your earth mommy. You meant the world to me , Destiny, and Grandma Glenda. I’m sorry you had to go through the pain. I’m wishing I was with you. But I know you are smiling down on us. I will see you at the Rainbow Bridge soon. Go play with your friends. I love you!! 😘❤️💕”
Shelly Vowles
April 1, 2020
“I hate coming home from work, now that you aren't there to greet me... But so glad that you aren't in pain anymore, and can now run (gallop, really lol) with your ears flapping over the rainbow bridge. Best of all, you are able to meet up with Dad again...after almost 10 years of you looking for him every time that the door opened. We love you ...
Jen Baker
March 26, 2020
“Mocha Jack, (our little man, bubba,) we got him as a puppy so he was part of our family for 14 years. He loved to cuddle you no matter where you were at. He loved to sit on the drivers lap while traveling, and he especially loved to be wrapped in a blanket like a burrito and have his sisters & brothers carry him all over the town of West ...
Royce Downard
March 12, 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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