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Community Involvement

Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer

Canada’s most comprehensive animal cancer treatment and research centre opened Sept 20, 2012 at the University of Guelph. The Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer offers the most advanced tools for cancer diagnosis, treatment and teaching.

Located at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the centre will promote collaborative clinical research that will help all species, including humans.

The centre emphasizes an interdisciplinary team approach to treatment, ranging from medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, technicians, interns, graduate students and support staff to a clinical counsellor for clients making difficult decisions for their pets.

Drs. Ellie & Dee were pleased to contribute to this worthy endeavour and were present for the grand opening of the cancer centre this past September.

Click here to see our plaque that is present at the Cancer Centre.

Read the press release.

Or visit the Ontario Veterinary College Website. 

The Farley Foundation

The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001 and assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.

Ontario veterinarians recognize the special relationship that exists between people and their pets. Referred to as the Human-Animal Bond, this phenomenon has been written about and studied for years.

Pets are important to the health and well being of their owners. This is particularly true for the elderly or persons with disabilities, who depend heavily on their pets for companionship. That’s why the Farley Foundation provides funding for veterinary services to elderly or disabled pet owners who cannot otherwise afford such treatment.

Chicopee Hills Animal Hospital has been involved with this wonderful foundation since its inception in 2001.

Drs. Dee & Ellie participated in the Ride for Farley in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016. October is “Farley” month and over the years we have held fun days, raffles, and bake sales to raise funds for this cause.

We are truly grateful to our wonderfully compassionate clients, friends and family members who support our efforts and the Farley Foundation through their generous donations.


Pet Trust Fund

Chicopee Hills Animal Hospital has been supporting the Pet Trust Fund since 1997.

Pet Trust Fund’s Mission Statement:

OVC Pet Trust honours the relationship between pets, their people and veterinary care givers. We do this by raising funds and supporting learning, healthcare, and research at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Please visit their website for more information.



The Safepet program is administered through the OVMA (Ontario Veterinary Medical Association). Drs. Ellie & Dee are proud to be participants in a program that helps retain the human animal bond and supports women as they move into a more positive phase of their lives.

OVMA’s SafePet Program is dedicated to assisting women in leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing and care for their pets. 

Many women at risk of abuse are reluctant to leave their abusive partners and seek help at a women’s shelter if it means leaving their beloved pet behind with the abuser.  Making that final decision to leave an abusive partner is a vital one; through OVMA’s SafePet Program, not only can women make this decision, they can make it more quickly and with ease.    

48% of surveyed Ontario women who had left their abusive partner said that their pets
delayed their decision to leave an abusive partner. *

61% of surveyed Ontario women who had left their abusive partner stated
that their partners had brutalized or killed a pet. * 

(*OSPCA 1998)


For more information, please visit the OVMA’s Safepet webpage.


Veterinarians Without Borders

Our mission is to work for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us.

Visit their website for more information on this worthwhile organization.


Zonta Club of Kitchener Waterloo

Chicopee Hills Animal Hospital has been a proud “Hole” sponsor for Zonta Club’s Betty Thompson Golf Classic since 2007. We have also been a sponsor for the International Women’s Day Event since January 18th, 2013.

Zonta is an organization of professional women working together in Kitchener-Waterloo to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Chartered in 1978, Zonta members work to improve the quality of life for women through fundraising, charitable giving and by recognizing outstanding community members through scholarships and awards. Zonta also helps charitable and not-for-profit organizations with service grants.   The local Zonta club is a member of Zonta International which was founded in 1919. Zonta international is non-sectarian and non-partisan.

Please visit their KW website or their International website for more information


Community Involvement

Drs. Ellie & Dee have participated in many community fundraising events, over the years, including Kitchener Minor Hockey, Guelph Youth Singers, Hockey for Hope and the Kitchener Philharmonic Choir.