Dr. Michelle Oakley Biography
Born in northwestern Indiana, Dr. Michelle Oakley is an American all-species veterinarian who is featured on National Geographic’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet.
As a vet, Oakley specializes in wild animals and also runs conservation programs throughout Canada, Europe, Sri Lanka, and Scandinavia.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Education
Michelle attended Munster High School. She graduated in 1987 and went on to join the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she decided to pursue zoology.
While at the university, Michelle signed up for a wildlife study in southwest Yukon. She would later go on and join the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada.
Michelle received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Prince Edward Island. In 2001, she earned her doctorate at PEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Age
Michelle celebrates her birthday on September 16 every year. Her year of birth is not yet known hence her age remains unknown.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Parents and Siblings
Michelle is the daughter of Steve Plantinga and Georgia Plantinga. Her parents reside in Schererville, Indiana. As of now, there is no more information available about her parents. It is also not known whether she has siblings or not.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Husband
Michelle is married to her husband Shane Oakley. Her husband Shane is a firefighter. The couple met in southwest Yukon and got married in December 1992. They have been together ever since.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Kids
Michelle and her husband Shane have three children together (all girls). Their names are Sierra Oakley, Maya Oakley, and Willow Oakley.
Their firstborn Sierra was born in 1998 and she studies criminology in Nova Scotia. Maya, who is the couple’s second child was born in 1999. She is pursuing a pre-vet degree in London. The last born is Willow, born in 2005.
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Michelle stars on a TV series known as Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet on Nat Geo Wild. The show follows Michelle as “the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles in the Yuko” as she does whatever “does whatever it takes to keep the animals in her charge safe and healthy.”
Her husband, Shane, and their two older daughters have all been featured on the show over the years. She once spoke of the dangerous and commitment aspect of her job, saying;
“There’s definitely a fear factor to it, and there’s a lot of adrenaline to it, but it’s not why I do it. It doesn’t stop me. It’s what needs to be done.” Is there any money in the job Oakley is doing? Apparently, yes!”
Dr. Michelle Oakley Height and Weight
Michelle’s height and weight measurements are not yet available. we will provide this information as soon as it is available.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Net Worth
Michelle has an estimated net worth of around $800,000.