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
"Dear Dr. Roger,
I will never be able to express enough gratitude to you for your visit to us Friday.
It is a very difficult time. He was my partner, friend, and loyal companion. He had the best qualities the breed had to offer, and I miss him beyond belief.
The only comfort is knowing I did what was right for him. I am a firm believer that when you bring them into our lives, we will more than likely out live them, and once they can no longer live the quality of life that they deserve it is time to do as we did with him and our other animals we have been blessed with in our lives.
I truly enjoyed meeting and talking with you. I am very serious when I said, I would love to meet your wife anytime or take your two horses for a ride. It is wonderful to know that folks still exist that know the TRUE Foundation Horses and I bet we could talk for hours.
You and what you do are a true gift for people like me. We cherish the land we live on, live life watching the fullest most beautiful sunset and love our animals with everything our hearts have to offer.
Please always feel free to stop in and say hello, would be delighted to have dinner.
I know it wasn’t under the best of circumstances but feel like a made a new friend.
Again my many Thanks for myself and my Wonderful Gift-Mac.
Hope you have a wonderful and safe 24th."
Rush Valley, Utah
"Hi Dr. Roger,
Thank you for the email and thank you for your professionalism, care, and compassion during your visit with Cheeka and I on our final day."
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Dr. Roger was so compassionate, my husband and I are so grateful that he came and got Goderic. Our Goddie Boys had already passed before Dr. Roger got to our home but he was so compassionate and understanding."
Heather CalvinSalt Lake City, Utah
"Thank you Dr. Roger. You did a really good job at a time that is difficult for us."
"Thank you very much for your sympathy. I appreciate you coming out and allowing me to give Bumblebee the transitional experience he preferred, and most definitely deserved. Your kindness and gentle, non judgemental manner was exactly what I needed in that moment and I am eternally grateful to you and the service you provide."
"Dr. Roger, Thank you for the kind words and all the support you have given us in these difficult times."
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