Veterinary parasitology is an integral part of veterinary medicine. All domestic animal, avian, wildlife, and exotic species harbor parasites. Many of these parasites are zoonotic and are considered to be of public health significance. This program focuses on the biology, epidemiology, and control of clinically important parasites of domestic, wildlife, and exotic species. Emphasis is placed on clinical and diagnostic issues relating to hostparasite interactions and the development of evidencebased parasite control programs.