About CAPC

The CAPC Mission

The mission of the CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, by generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

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.