About CAPC

The CAPC Mission

The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

CAPC will promote and facilitate:

  • Adoption of practices and procedures to protect pets from parasitic infections.
  • Adoption of practices and procedures to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic parasites.
  • Collaboration among pet owners, veterinarians and physicians to control parasitic infections.
  • Collaboration with other groups that share the common interests of parasite control and animal and human health.

Background: History and Goals

CAPC, an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership. Initially convened in 2002, CAPC was formed with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management, via best practices that better protect pets from parasitic infections while reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is funded by a group of industry sponsors, listed on our Sponsors page.

Charitable Status

CAPC is recognized by the IRS as a corporation organized and operated primarily for charitable and educational purposes under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.