Each organization represented on CPAC, except COBTA, nominates 2 clinical practitioners to serve as its representative and alternate representative. The alternate representative serves when the primary representative is unavailable. The AVMA Executive Board appoints the representative for each organization. Appointments of all representatives, except the representative from COBTA, are for 3 years, but any represented organization may request that its representative be terminated early and nominate a replacement to fill the unexpired term. Each year, COBTA appoints its representative and an alternate representative for a 1- 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.