Leadership and Staff

Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT

img--MichelleKutzler_bioDr. Michelle Kutzler is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in private practice in Minnesota for four years before going to Cornell University to pursue a theriogenology residency and PhD training. 

Dr. Kutzler has been at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon since 2002. Her research interests are primarily in the field of large and small companion animal reproduction, with her current emphasis on how luteinizing hormone receptor activation leads to long-term health problems in spayed and neutered dogs.

Dr. Kutzler is an AKC Breeder of Merit with Dachshunds. She and her husband (Sean) of 23 years have three amazing children, including one who is following in her mother's footsteps at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and another who is a Master of Social Work graduate student at the University of Minnesota.