Companion Animal Parasite Council


VetMedTeam and CAPC - Teaming Together For Veterinary Practice Team!


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


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 council has four major objectives:

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


Focus on Fecal Diagnostics:


The Focus on Fecal Diagnostics course is designed to help every member of the practice team understand role intestinal parasites play in the health of companion animals. It also provides the latest information from CAPC regarding preferred methods of fecal diagnostics.


People, Pets, and Parasites: Fleas and Ticks:


The People, Pets, and Parasites: Fleas and Ticks course provides information on the risks to companion animal health poised by fleas and ticks. It also clarifies the possible affects to humans via the transmission of related zoonotic diseases.


The content for this course has been provided by Lifelearn. To learn more about Lifelearn visit their website at


We both hope that you find both courses informative and beneficial. The goal is to provide the practice team with the skills and knowledge needed to create protocols that will address the threat that parasites pose to the health of patients.


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