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Dr. Michelle Oakley Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

Dr. Michelle Oakley Biography

A native of northwestern Indiana, Dr. Michelle Oakley is an American all-species veterinarian who is featured on National Geographic’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet.

Oakley specializes in wild animals and also runs conservation programs throughout Canada, Europe, Sri Lanka, and Scandinavia.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Age

Michelle’s years of birth is not yet known. She, however, celebrates her birthday on September 16 every year.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Parents

Michelle is the daughter of Steve Plantinga and Georgia Plantinga. Both her parents reside in Schererville, Indiana. There is no more information about her parents currently.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Husband

Michelle is married to Shane Oakley. Shane is a firefighter. The couple met at southwest Yukon. They got married in December 1992.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Photo
Dr. Michelle Oakley Photo

Dr. Michelle Oakley Kids

Michelle and her husband Shane have three daughters together namely; Sierra Oakley, Maya Oakley, and Willow Oakley.

Sierra was born in 1998 and she studies criminology in Nova Scotia, while Maya, who was born in 1999, is pursuing a pre-vet degree in London. The last born is Willow, born in 2005.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Height

Michelle’s height measurements are not yet available.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Net Worth

Michelle has an estimated net worth of around $800,000.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Education

Michelle attended Munster High School, where she graduated from in 1987. She later went on to join the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she decided to pursue zoology.

While still at the university, Michelle signed up for a wildlife study in southwest Yukon. She later went on and joined the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada, from where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In 2001, she earned her doctorate at PEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College.

Dr. Michelle Oakley Career

Michelle works as a veterinarian, specializing mostly in wild animals.

Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet

She 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.”

Michelle’s husband and two older daughters have all been featured on the show over the years.

Speaking of the dangerous and commitment aspect of her job, Michelle said; “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!”


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