The Montana Board of Livestock announced the appointment of state veterinarian Marty Zaluski as the interim Executive Officer of the Department of Livestock while a search begins for a permanent replacement for Christian Mackay, who resigned the previous week. While expressing gratitude for Mackay’s service, the chair of the Board of Livestock, John Lehfeldt stated, “The Board is excited to bring a seasoned employee such as Dr. Zaluski to this position to minimize any disruptions to Department operations.” Zaluski, who has been serving as state veterinarian at the department since 2007, assumed the Executive Officer position immediately following a Board meeting on Friday when the board members approved the appointment. Lehfeldt expressed confidence, “While there’s still much work to do, the department is on the right track.”