The primary objectives of the College shall be to advance knowledge in Veterinary Parasitology in Europe and to increase the competency of those who practice in this field by:
- Encouraging research, clinical expertise and other contributions to knowledge relating to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, therapy, prevention and control of parasitic diseases directly or indirectly affecting animals and promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge.
- Establishing guidelines for post-graduate education and experience as a prerequisite for specialist status in Veterinary Parasitology.
- Examining and certifying veterinarians as qualified specialists in Veterinary Parasitology.
- Building up of a substantial base of young, well-trained and experienced Veterinary Parasitologists for the future needs of Veterinary Medicine (teaching, diagnostic laboratory, industry, research etc…).