Events & Activities

Mud Creek Pet Memorial Trail


In the fall we host an annual tree-planting ceremony at Mud Creek in Chatham in memoriam of the beloved pets of Chatham-Kent that have passed. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has generously donated the property at Mud Creek for this purpose.

We plant approximately 20 trees each year in memory of pets that have passed. There is a short ceremony that includes a reading of the pets’ names and a presentation of memorial certificates to the pets’ families. Each pet’s name is engraved on a marble stone and placed at the edge of Mud Creek Trail. View our facebook page for event images.

This is the 17th year of the tree planting ceremony that was founded by our group of veterinary hospitals and for families of the area. In the past 17 years we have planted over 236 trees along this green belt area.

If you would like a pet remembered with a tree at the next ceremony, please contact CK Vets by September 1st to purchase a tree.


Pets of CK Calendar


Every year we create a calendar that showcases the pets of Chatham-Kent, selected through a Facebook contest. Proceeds from these calendars go to a different charity or organization each year. Please contact one of our clinics to order calendars.

The 2015 calendar will be supporting the Maynard Avian Rehabilitation Centre, a non-profit group that helps several hundred birds return to the wild each year. Maynard works very hard to put wild birds back in the air, and with the help of CK Vets, public donations, and various fundraising events, they are able to do this. The birds that come to Maynard are sick, starving, orphaned, or injured, and in order to survive they require specialized medical care. Visit their website to make a donation or for more information.