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Desexing Lectures

Conducted 5 May 2019 - Health Risks of Desexing 1

Conducted 7 May 2019 - Safer alternatives to traditional desexing 1


Dr. Michelle Anne Kutzler

Graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.  She practiced veterinary medicine in Minnesota for four years.  In 1997, she began a residency in veterinary reproduction (Theriogenology) at Cornell University and became board-certified in Theriogenology in 1999.  She also earned a PhD in Physiology at Cornell University in 2002. 

Dr. Kutzler is an Associate Professor of Companion Animal Industries at Oregon State University.  Dr. Kutzler has written one book on companion animal paediatrics as well as over fifty scientific articles. Dr. Kutzler’s current companion animal research interests include methods for non-surgical and alternative surgical sterilization, effects of gonadectomy on long-term health, and use of GnRH agonist treatment and GrRH immunization to improve long-term health of gonadectomized dogs.

Dr. Kutzler is an AKC Breeder of Merit and she breeds, trains and competes with miniature Dachshunds (smooth, long, and wire coated).

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