michelle.kutzler [at]

Office: 541-737-1401
Other: 541-740-1434

Weniger Hall

Weniger Hall 561A

103 SW Memorial Place

103 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331


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Affiliated with: 
Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
I accept graduate students for Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department
Courses Taught: 

ANS 401 Undergraduate Research

ANS 405 Calving School

ANS 410 Animal Science Internship

ANS 432 Equine Reproduction

ANS 456 Companion Animal Production

ANS 673 Mammalian Reproductive Biology

OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Not only does Dr. Kutzler own and show llamas and alpacas, she breeds, trains and shows Dachshunds and is an AKC Breeder of Merit. Dr. Kutzler and her husband (Sean) of 24 years have 3 amazing children, including one who is following in her mother's footsteps at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Michelle Kutzler is a native of Kent, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, Dr. Kutzler worked in dairy practice in Minnesota for four years before going to Cornell University to pursue a theriogenology residency under the supervision of Dr. Vicki Meyers-Wallen and Dr. Rob Gilbert. Dr. Kutzler stayed on at Cornell University for a PhD under the tutelage of Dr. Peter Nathanielsz. Her thesis research investigated the effects of multiple courses dexamethasone on placental vascular blood flow in sheep. Dr. Kutzler also completed a Master in Business Administration in Organizational Leadership from Oregon State University.


Since 2002, Dr. Kutzler has been at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.  Dr. Kutzler teaches numerous courses including Companion Animal Production, Equine Reproduction, Calving School, Mammalian Reproductive Biology, and Hormone Action. Dr. Kutzler also enjoys giving lectures to colleagues and lay audiences. She has published widely in the fields of both large and small animal theriogenology. Dr. Kutzler spends much of her day mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students.


Dr. Kutzler has been an active member of the Society for Theriogenology since 1994 and an active member of the American College of Theriogenologists since 1999. Within the ACT, Dr. Kutzler has served on the Scientific Abstract Committee and the Certifying Examination Committee. Dr. Kutzler is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the AVMA Conference Content Coordinator for Companion Animal Theriogenology. Dr. Kutzler also holds positions in several small ruminant associations: American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (student chapter advisor, Region 4 Director, Treasurer), Llama Association of North America (President), and Alpaca Owners Association (membership committee). Dr. Kutzler is also on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs and the Chair of Scientific Committee for the Quadrennial International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, and the Director of Business Operation for the Oregon Women for Higher Education.

Professional Accomplishments
Professional Affiliations: 

1989 - Present - Society for Theriogenology

1989 - Present - American Veterinary Medical Association

1999 - Present - American College of Theriogenologists (Certifying Exam committee, 2013-current)

2000 - Present - Society for Gynecologic Investigation (Scientific Abstract Reviewer, 2003-2014)

2000 - 2012 - European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction

2002 - 2015 - International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy

2010 - Present - Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (Scientific Advisory Board)


M.B.A - Organizational Leadership, Oregon State University, 2019

Ph.D -  Physiology, Cornell University, 2002

D.V.M. - Washington State University, 1993

B.S. - Veterinary Science, Washington State University, 1990

My Awards
Honors and Awards: 

2016 - Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Diversity Commitment Award

2010 - Elsevier Recognition of Outstanding Contribution for one of the "25 Most Downloaded Articles" in 2010 ("Non-surgical methods of contraception and sterilization" in Theriogenology)

2009 - Elsevier Recognition of Outstanding Contribution for one of the "25 Most Downloaded Articles" in 2009 ("Estrus induction and synchronization in canids and felids" in Theriogenology)

2004 - Veterinary Honor Roll; Morris Animal Foundation

My Publications

In Press

Journal Article

M. A. Kutzler, Canine Neonatal Mortality, Clin Theriogenology, In Press.


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