Our Aims

Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment.


Further scientific progress in the study of heartworm and subcutaneous Dirofilaria and Angiostrongylus infections in Europe.


Harmonize procedures for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Dirofilaria and Angiostrongylus infections throughout Europe by writing official Guidelines.


Inform the membership and medical and veterinary practitioners of new developments.

Inform Owners

Inform animal owners and inhabitants of the importance of these worms and of their prevention.



The mission of Society is to be an European resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of both D. immitis and D. repens and Angiostrongylus vasorum in companion animals and to educate physicians and the public on the zoonotic risk of human Dirofilariosis.