Founded in 2002, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. By generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections, CAPC works to educate pet owners and veterinary professionals.

With its vision to have “Every Pet Tested and Protected”, CAPC has created many innovative and informative programs including its parasite forecasts, parasite prevalence maps and parasite guidelines. These programs were designed to keep veterinary professionals and pet owners informed on the growing risk parasites pose to the health of both pets and humans in North America.

The CAPC Board

The activities of the Companion Animal Parasite Council are directed by a board of directors that consists of both practicing companion animal veterinary professionals and research/academic parasitologists. These individuals are leaders in their fields and provide extensive practical and technical knowledge in their respective areas of expertise.

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.