PRICING AND INFORMATION

APPOINTMENT PRICING

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.

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.

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 Eve, 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

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 Doctor
Let us introduce you to the amazing hospice veterinarian 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.

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.

"Dearest Dr. Roger,

I have thought of you many times since you left my home. Next to the original "Balm of Gilead" I can think of nothing that could have assuaged my pain of having to send my darling little boy to Kitty Heaven better than your comment about re.homing Eddie. Thank you for understanding so completely my decision to do this.

I'm afraid email represents the full extent of my online presence, but if that ever changes, I will certainly recommend you, online. For now, I will recommend you by 'word of mouth', when I am ready to talk about this.

I thank you forever for your experience, wisdom and the inspiration you give to comfort. It is no surprise, at my age to have said farewell to parents, siblings, friends, and a husband or two...and yet, nothing brings tears to my eyes faster then the memory of saying goodbye to my most beloved "Furry Kids".

as Omar Khayyam said...or someone should have said, " ...without thee, there is no paradise for me." If I don't get to be with my Critters as Ellie May, of the Beverly Hill Billies used to call them, then I ain't goin'.

The best to you Dear Dr. Roger"


Provo, Utah

"Dr. Chase,

Thank you again for coming to our home, we know Annie’s last few moments were comfortable and not feeling any fear like she did at the vet’s office. Our home does seem so empty and every time I look at her bed there in the family room I am hoping to see laying there.

I will look into the Memorial today, again I thank you for your kindness and gentleness you showed with Annie and Corey and I."


Riverton, Utah

"Dr. Chase showed us and Annie such kindness when he arrived at our home. He has a difficult job, however he made this sad day a bit less painful with his kindness to us and his gentleness he showed Annie."

Kathy Rees
Bluffdale, Utah

"Thank you. You made a painful experience so much better than it could have been. I will be sure to recommend you to any friends who have similar needs."

Julie Kuball
Riverton, Utah

"I wanted to express my appreciation for the care and kindness you showed our family during the most difficult time we have experienced. I had concerns about having a stranger take part in such a vulnerable and important moment. Somehow you managed to do your job but did not once make us feel like we were just one more appointment in your day. We felt that you really cared for our pup and understood the paradox we faced with needing to let our dog go but not really wanting to at the same time. It was a peaceful and loving passing. I am grateful that you were there."


West Jordan, Utah

"Thank you so much. I am doing a lot better than I thought I would, I owe so much of that to you and the gentle, loving kindness you bring with you on such a sad day. I know my Ozzy is happy now and not in any pain my little fur babies mean everything to me I love them all so much. Thank you again for your kindness Dr. Roger. God bless."


West Jordan, 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
“Annie, you are missed beyond words. Our hearts and home feels so empty with out you here laying on the many beds we have around the house for you. Know that we love you so much.”
Kathy Rees
August 9, 2019
“We had the privilege of Ginger in our lives for over 15 years. Almost two years ago, she was diagnosed with kidney disease that was approaching failure and given 30 days to live. She knew we were not ready for that adjustment and managed to give us more time. She handled treatments and medications like a champ to stay with us a little longer. We ...
Tiffany Burgamy
July 17, 2019
“We will all miss you, Sheldon (Minner nelnon and sometimes, Heldon). We will always remember your love of sweaters, hot blankets from the dryer, and sitting in the laps of your family.”
Andrea Kaplan
June 22, 2019
“Princess Buttercup was so sweet, she was friends with anybody and everybody. She loved cats, especially kittens . She was always by my side. She followed me everywhere.... even to the bathroom in the middle of the night... wherever I went she went. She was always there for me, she knew when I was sad and she would lay by my side and give me ...
Jennifer Rodriguez
June 16, 2019
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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