Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee


To serve as an advisory committee to the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents and insure wide species-based, veterinary practitioner input on issues of biologic and therapeutic agents including, but not limited to, drug availability, distribution, use and residue control, and on quality assurance for products of food animal origin.  


The Committee consists of members who are representatives from the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, aquaculture and seafood medicine, and zoo and wildlife medicine.

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 Board of Directors 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.

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