Dr. Michelle Kutzler graduated from Washington State University and worked in private practice in Minnesota for four years before going to Cornell University to pursue a theriogenology residency. She stayed on at Cornell University to complete a PhD in Physiology. Since 2002, she has been at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. She has published widely in the area of non-surgical sterilization as well as the long-term adverse health effects of spaying and neutering. She is an active member of the American College of Theriogenologists, serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, and is the Chair of Scientific Committee for the 2021 International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction. She is also an AKC Breeder of Merit.