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, Dr Kutzler 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 dogs. Since 1999, Dr Kutzler has been an active member of the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenologists serving as a board-member and on several committees. Dr Kutzler is also on the Reproduction Control Committee for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, Scientific Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs, and the Chair of Scientific Committee for the 2026 International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction.