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.
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.
Roger Chase, DVM
"Dr Roger Chase, DVM. was phenomenal!
He provided professional & informative care.
Dr Roger demonstrated the upmost respect, kindness & love. Not only for Lacy, but for myself as a pet owner.
He showed compassion & understanding to each of our needs. He provided an experience which brought so much peace & comfort to Lacy & myself throughout our procedure.
I am so grateful I placed my trust in his hands.
He is truly an amazing Veterinarian Doctor.
I recommend him highly, with the many resources he has to offer. He & his staff created a genuine trust immediately. Displaying a very high quality of services & standards.
Thank you Dr Roger for being one of God's Angels, helping my precious Lacy cross the veil, to Heaven.
"God Bless you Doctor Roger."
Jody Bryant Horman & Lacy Lulu"
Jody Bryant HormanSandy, Utah
"Dr. Chase was extremely kind and compassionate. He came to our home and was very sympathetic to our loss, and helped us with our decision to aid Chloe in her passing. He let us and Chloe take our time, I so appreciated his bed side manor. I'll never forget he said "This is Chloe's dance, we are on her time frame." Loosing your pet is never easy, but having the opportunity to be with them and comfort them is priceless. Dr. Chase was touched by our story of loosing Kaylee only days prior, and recommended we share our story on this memorial page. Our girls loved each other so much, we are glad they are together, and we know we will see them again. Thank you for your kindness and your assistance Dr. Chase. With love."
Jessica ReeseRiverton, Utah
"He was very marvelous and was the kindest man ever!!!!!! He was very understanding"
Misti Burgonmidvale, Utah
"Dr Rogers was an excellent Vet to work with. He put my mind at ease when after he examined Cora he reassured me that I was doing the right thing at the right time. He was very kind and gentle with Cora and I felt very comfortable and confident having him in my home despite the circumstances. I will highly recommend Dr Rogers to all my friends and family as a homecare Vet. Thanks again Dr Rogers, it was a pleasure meeting you. I will request your assistance if, and when our two boys (Gray Boy and Kirby) are ever in need of your services."
Lisa KillianSandy, Utah
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