Each organization represented on CPAC, except COBTA, will nominate two clinical practitioners to serve as its representative and alternate representative. The alternate representative will serve when the primary representative is unavailable. The AVMA Board of Directors will consider and appoint the representative for each organization, but may reject a nominee for cause and request the nominating organization to nominate another member.
The AVMA Board of Directors will appoint the primary and alternate representative for aquaculture and seafood medicine from among nominees submitted by AVMA constituent organizations and for zoo and wildlife medicine from among nominees solicited from the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians.
Appointments of all representatives, except the representative from COBTA, will be for three years, but any represented organization may request that its representative be terminated early and nominate a replacement to fill the unexpired term. Representatives may serve a maximum of two 3-year terms. Each year, COBTA will appoint its representative and an alternate representative for a one-year term.
An advisor from the Animal Health Institute, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration-Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service are also invited to attend the meetings.