• “Certification Pet Parents Can Trust”

Board Nominations

Annually the PACCC nominating committee solicits candidates to join our board of directors. Board terms are for three years and in most cases service begins in January.

The Board of Directors exists to secure and promote the financial, legal and ethical well-being of the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC) and to ensure that it fulfills its mission. Board members must be able to regularly participate and contribute to PACCC business.

2024 Nomination Process & Timeline

May 30 – June 30 – Application period and opportunity to discuss what it means to be a board member.
July 4 – 19 – Nominating Committee members interview a short list of candidates
July 26 – Decisions made and candidates informed

Board Member Qualifications

• Advocate for professional certification
• Be a current PACCC-certified professional
• Be actively involved in the animal care industry, having held a paying position in the last six months, preferably over three years of experience
• Commitment to 3rd party certification and aspirational standards
• Commitment to animal care excellence and raising industry standard of care
• Excellent communication skills
• Invests in ongoing learning personally and if applicable for all staff
• Open to new ideas and sharing to improve the industry’s overall performance
• Proven business skills
• Ready to volunteer and give back to the industry

Submission Process

(1) ReviewBoard of Directors – Duties, Qualifications and Responsibilities” PDF to gain an understanding of board member responsibilities to assess if board service is a good fit for you.

2) Complete the PACCC Board Candidate Application Form & Board Service Questionnaire.
Note: You will be required to upload a resume and three letters of professional reference upon submitting the application form.

(3) Review the documents below to ensure agreement and compliance in the event you are selected as a board member. (You do not submit copies of these documents with your application).

We appreciate your consideration of service on the PACCC board. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions and would like to discuss what being a Board Member means and the level of volunteer service – [email protected]

Jenn Dahinten, Vice-Chair/Nominating Committee Chair