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 optional 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 for an additional fee.
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 land located on the foothills of 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.
Mary Jane Cionni, DVM
I grew up in different cities in the US since my father was in the Air Force, but spent most of my time in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have always loved animals, and, as a child, read every book from our local library about dogs, cats and horses. I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian but it wasn't until my cat Chloe that my dream became a reality.
I adopted Chloe, a beautiful Siamese kitten, in 1990, and she absolutely changed my life. I found myself hanging around the local vet clinic a lot, and realized it was time to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
I attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1993 - 1997 with Chloe and another Siamese cat, Vanna, by my side. Those 4 years were very happy and I couldn't wait to start my life as a veterinarian. I had my own clinic in Birmingham Alabama and it was a dream come true.
Then, my beautiful Chloe developed lung cancer at the age of 15 years. I had to let her go. It was devastating, but she was suffering, and I know it was the right decision. I still miss her, but I will always have her in my heart. Even as a veterinarian, I recognized there is only so much we can do with medicine.
My passion for end of life care deepened when my father developed liver cancer in 2010 and I moved home to assist with his care. Towards the end, we had hospice care for him and it helped us all so much, my dad and all of my family. They were so caring and kind, in the end making a huge difference for us all by guiding us through this sacred time. I knew this is something that I can extend into the veterinary field.
I believe our furry children deserve the same treatment. I have been doing home euthanasia visits since 2013 and cherish the bond I have with pet parents. I feel that every pet should have a peaceful, painless, and dignified end of life transition. I am honored to be able to help provide this to families and their precious animal family members.
I moved to Salt Lake City in 2012 to be near my family. I am the proud mother of 3 fur babies: 1 dog, Diesel, an Airedale Mix, and 2 kitties, Bungi and Bacio. I like to fish, snowshoe, hike, and read.
"To: Dr Mary Jane Cionni DVM
I want to take a moment and thank you for the kindness and compassion you provided to myself, Jean & especially our "best friend & companion" Vincent.
Saying goodbye to a cherished friend is never easy, especially a friend who gave so much and asked for so little in return.
But your kind touch and caring in easing Vincent’s pain were a comfort to us.
He will be missed in our daily lives.
The hurt will be lessened as time goes by.
But he will never be forgotten by us and will live forever in our hearts frolicking in the fields where he liked to play.
West Valley, Utah
"Dear Dr. Mary Jane,
Thank you so much for all of your kindness. I am deeply sad about Scarbo, my constant little shadow for the last 17 years. Thank you for making his last moments so calm and peaceful for him. Also, I'm so sorry you had to drive through such treacherous weather to get here.
Thank you again for everything."
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Dr. Mary Jane was wonderful with us and with Molly. She was kind, gentle and professional and when I asked if it really was Molly's time she assured me that she would tell us if she thought we could wait. She let us know that what we were doing was the best thing for Molly and that we were doing the right thing. He calm and professional manner put everyone at ease and though this was one of the hardest thing we had ever had to she made it as easy as possible for all of us--Molly, my husband and me and even our other cocker Cocoa. We could not have asked for a better vet to help us say goodbye, so tough to do, to Molly. We will absolutely call on her again when it is Cocoa's time which will hopefully not be for awhile but with a 15 year old you have to be realistic.
Thank you, Dr. Mary Jane for your help at a exceedingly painful time for us."
Chris Beck-McKayCOTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah
Pet Life and Loss Support Services
Salt Lake Pet Loss Hotline
Advanced Veterinary Care
Cottonwood Animal Hospital
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 Jorday, 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 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 LovePO Box 901311Sandy, UT 84090