Michelle Oakley is a 50 years old American with Canadian nationality Veterinary doctor. She is famously known for her show ‘Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet’, this makes her a TV celebrity. The show airs on Net Geo Wild; National Geographic cables since 2014.
Dr. Oakley is a specialist in wildlife veterinary medicine and runs a vet clinic at her home. The TV reality show follows her work as she goes out to rescue the animals in diverse forms of trouble.
Who is Dr. Michelle Oakley?
Dr. Oakley is a professional veterinary doctor with many years of work. However, she does not do veterinary services for wild animals for money but as a Good Samaritan. She also runs many wildlife conservation programs in Canada, Europe, Sri Lanka, and Scandinavia.
Oakley was selected as one of the 50 women changing the world in 2019 alongside Michele Obama by the InStyle magazine.
Dr. Oakley is Married to Husband Shane.
On her first trip to Yukon, Canada, to study, Michele met her lover’s love. She met Shane, a firefighter, and they fell in love. On 10th December 1992, they did their wedding in Hawaii. They have been together ever since, living in Haines, Yukon, Canada. Shane is also a deputy conservation officer.
Shane and Michele are blessed with three daughters: Maya, Willow, and Sierra Oakley.
The last born is named Willow, she was born in 2005, Maya is the second born 1999, and she is studying criminology in Nova Scotia. The firstborn is Sierra, born in 1997. Sierra is studying a pre-vet degree in London.
Sierra and Maya have been featured in her mother’s show, and she describes them as her left and right hand. They are two significant young women to their mother.
Michele is the daughter of Steve and Georgia Plantinga as father and mother. Her father, Steve, passed away last year, causing her to go back to her motherland.
How tall is Michelle Oakley?
The details of her height are not available. However, by observation, we can say that she is a tall family woman with not less than five feet.
Dr. Michelle Oakley Wiki.
Michele spent her early age in the USA before moving to Canada to further her study. She attended Muster High School and graduated in 1987. Michele then joined the University of Michigan and did zoology as an undergraduate course. It was during this that she signed for wildlife study in Canada.
She joined the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, where she became a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine. In 2002, she earned her doctorate from Atlantic Veterinary College.
From October 2001 to January 2009, Dr. Michelle Oakley Vet worked as a wildlife veterinarian and regional biologist for the Yukon government. In 2008, she joined the University of Calgary for zoo medicine and worked in Calgary Zoo for few months in 2011.
She currently runs her clinic at home in Haines. The fascinating aspect of Oakley’s work is that she shares her work on the American Bald Eagle Foundation. This initiative houses endangered birds that cannot survive the wild.
DoB and Age.
Michele was born on 16th September 1969 in Indiana, USA. She is currently 50 years old, looking forward to the 51st late this year. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet’s Net Worth.
She runs her clinic out of a good heart, but still, her work pays a lot. Her salary per episode of the show is estimated at $15,000. This brings her net worth to $800,000 as for 2020.
“Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet” Canceled or still on the screen.
The show Oakley, Yukon Vet hit the airwaves for the first time on 14th April 2014, after six years, in April, there were speculations of the show coming to its natural end. After her father’s death in November last year, Dr. Oakley took some time off-camera and rescuing both wild and domestic animals in his home town in Yukon.
Dr. Michelle Oakley vet went to spend time with her remaining family, including her husband, Shane Oakley. Being together was coupled with a special treat as the family went to “La Jolla by the Sea,” a rented property in California.
After the break, she confirmed that she was coming back for the seventh season later last year. The first came back on 28th September 2019 and ran to 16th November. The show is currently on its eighth season with the ninth episode was aired on 16th May 2020.
Dr. Oakley has active verified accounts across the major social media. She has 100K followers on Facebook, 40K in Instagram as ‘@yukonvet‘, and 19K in Twitter. She also has an active TikTok account.
Dr. Michelle Oakley’s Wiki-Facts.
|Full name||Dr. Michelle Oakley|
|Age||50 years old.|
|Date of Birth||16th September 1969|
|Place of Birth||Indiana, USA|
|Profession||Veterinary Doctor, TV Star|
|Net worth||$ 800,000|
|Kids||Sierra, Maya, and Willow|
|Parents||Steve and Georgia Plantinga|