Important links


The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the voice of the Canadian veterinary profession in promoting animal welfare and One Health to ensure optimal care for animals, people, and the environment.

The CVMA is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine.


Additional resources

Anaplasma phagocytophilum induces Ixodes scapularis ticks to express an antifreeze glycoprotein gene that enhances their survival in the cold – PubMed (

Canadian Parasitology Expert Panel Guidelines (for the Management of Parasites in Dogs & Cats)

Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)

Female ticks (Ixodes scapularis) infected with Borrelia burgdorferi have increased over-wintering survival, with implications for tick population growth – PubMed (

Lyme Disease Awareness Resources

Lyme Disease in Canada – A Federal Framework

Narrowing the Knowledge Gap in Tick and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness and Prevention: The Roles of Canadian Veterinarians

Pathogens Manipulating Tick Behavior-Through a Glass, Darkly

Pets and Ticks

Provincial and Territorial Resources on Lyme Disease

TickEncounter Resource Center

Contact your veterinarian for more information on tick prevention and awareness.

They can also help set up a tick control program
for your pet.