Dr. Michelle Kutzler graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. In 1997, she began a residency in veterinary reproduction (Theriogenology) at Cornell University and became board-certified in Theriogenology in 1999. She earned a PhD in Physiology at Cornell University in 2002. Dr. Kutzler is an Associate Professor of Companion Animal Industries at Oregon State University. Her research interests include methods for non-surgical and alternative surgical sterilization, effects of gonadectomy on long-term health, and use of GnRH agonist treatment to improve long-term health of gonadectomized dogs.