Veterinarian Mike Paul has resigned as executive director of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC).
Bel Air, Md.
-- Veterinarian Mike Paul has resigned as executive director of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC).
Paul's resignation is effective April 1, 2011, and he ranks as the first and only executive director of the organization.
In a statement to DVM Newsmagazine, Paul says, "While not a choice I reached easily or casually, I believe it is time for me to follow a different path on my journey. I remain thankful for my time with the board, the sponsors and everyone associated with the organization. The CAPC mission and commitment will continue intact, and I am confident that new visions will emerge."
Paul's departure comes on the heels of an association push to educate consumers about parasite prevention and risks associated with zoonotic disease and to better understand the reasons behind the emergence of resistance to heartworm preventives in a small population of animals in the Gulf states.
"Dr. Paul's stewardship was instrumental in establishing CAPC as an internationally recognized authority on parasites," CAPC reports in a prepared statement.
CAPC will soon announce details of a search for a new executive director, reports Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, CAPC president.
"The board is very grateful for the leadership and guidance Dr. Paul has given CAPC," Bowman adds. The association says that Paul's replacement will be made in a timely manner "to ensure a smooth transition."