Dr. David Chalack

Dr. David Chalack

A veterinarian active in Canada's cattle industry with extensive international experience, Dr.Chalack currently holds the position of International Sales Manager with Alta Genetics Inc., based in Balzac, Alberta, and is owner/partner and President of Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd.

Dr. Chalack served as the Chairman of the Board of Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) and was a board member of Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), and currently sits on the Ministerial Advisory Board of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and has recently been appointed to the board of the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN). Dr. Chalack currently is chair of the Agri-food and Agri business committee of Calgary Economic Development.

Dr. David Chalack is a widely respected expert in the meat and livestock industry. He is a past Chairman of the Board for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, past Director for Horse Racing Alberta and past Director for the Calgary Zoological Society. He was also a former Director of the Canadian Livestock Genetic Exporters Association. Dr. Chalack has also served  on the board of the Alberta Economic Development Authority and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the new University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, past member of the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Livestock Gentec and is an official judge with Holstein Canada.

In addition to his 30 years with Alta Genetics Inc., Dr. Chalack practiced veterinary medicine as a partner at Moore & Co. Veterinary Clinic, with a focus on large animal medicine, bovine health, and reproduction management. Dr. Chalack has adopted the One Health Initiative in his work, which is a worldwide strategy for collaboration in advancing the health of humans, animals, and the environment to encourage sustainability. Dr. Chalack holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan and attended the University of Alberta's Faculty of Agriculture. As recognition for many years spent advancing Canadian agriculture domestically and internationally, Dr. Chalack was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2011.