Michelle Kutzler, PhD
Dr. Michelle Kutzler graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, she worked in dairy practice in Minnesota for four years before going to Cornell University to pursue a theriogenology residency under the supervision of Dr. Vicki Meyers-Wallen and Dr. Rob Gilbert. Dr. Kutzler stayed on at Cornell University for a PhD under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Nathanielsz. Her thesis research investigated the effects of dexamethasone on placental vascular blood flow. Since 2002, Dr. Kutzler has been at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. She teaches numerous courses including Companion Animal Production, Mammalian Reproductive Biology, and Hormone Action. She has published several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of small animal Theriogenology as well as co-edited the book Small Animal Pediatrics. Dr Kutzler’s articles on “Estrus induction and synchronization in canids and felids” and “Non-surgical methods of contraception and sterilization” were on the Elsevier list for the 25 most downloaded articles in 2009 and 2010, respectively. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs and the Chair of Scientific Committee for the 2020 International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. She is also a member of the Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Honor Roll. Dr. Kutzler and her husband (Sean) of 23 years have 3 amazing children, including one who is following in her mother’s footsteps at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.