A doctor is a very professional job when it comes to respect and popularity. Similar is Dr. Michelle Oakley Yukon’s case in terms of popularity, but this doctor is specialized in animals. Above all, Dr. Oakley of Yukon vet garnered a huge net worth from the TV show.
The generosity of the woman towards the animals and also the nature of always there to help in an area of Yukon over 100 miles is something interesting. The love and care for the animals made a name for her. So, stay tuned to know more about the lady until the end.
Let’s take a quick peek into some of the facts before actually entering the life of the woman
Dr. Oakley: Quick Facts
|September 16, 1969
|52 years old
|Munster, Indiana, United States
|Munster High School
|All-species veterinarian and a Reality TV actor.
|Social Media Presence:
|Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Dr. Oakley is well known for being a doctor but also being part of a reality show in Nat Geo, “Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet.” The generous woman has been part of the show since its inception on April 4, 2014, till its fifth season is on the run. The earning made by the woman is through the show and her work.Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet Net Worth
The net worth of the vet doctor is $700,000. Along with it, the Yukon vet makes a salary of $15000 per episode of the show.
Wiki Bio (Early Life And Education)
Dr. Oakley, born as Michelle Plantinga, was born on 16 September 1969 in Indiana, USA. The name of her parents is Steve Plantinga and Georgia Plantinga. The talented doctor belongs to the white ethnicity.
The doctor was growing up in a creek in Munster where the love for the animals grew. Oakley used to rescue animals, loved horse riding as well as kept snakes as a pet. The adding factor to her love for the animal was the uncle’s farm. The presence of the farm helped her to know more about the big animals.
Dr. Oakley graduated high school in 1984 from Munster high school. Immediately after that, the animal lover joined the University of Michigan and studied a BSC in animal biology. The first visit to Yukon as a project work made her fall in love with the place.
Furthermore, she got an M.D degree in Veterinary medicine from Atlantic veterinary college, UPEI, in 2000. The practice began in Yukon wildlife reserve in 2001, which went strong at that time.
The talented doctor started to work in Yukon after her M.D. but later changed its on-call services. The doctor also worked as a Wildlife veterinarian and regional biologist for Yukon Government from October 2001 to January 2009.
In the current scenario, the Yukon doctor works from her home in Haines. The skill of the woman can be calculated from the fact that she has operated from pet to wild animals like sled dogs, horses, cows, etc.
The most beautiful aspect of the lady is she operates her satellite clinic in Haines while sharing it with the American Bald Eagle Foundation, which houses injured birds unable to survive in the wild.
Husband And Kids
Destiny takes people to meet new people to meet others. The same scenario came for Oakley. The love for the animals in Yukon led to finding the love of life as well.
When the talented doctor came to Yukon, she met Shane Oakley, the local firefighter who became part of her life. The lovebirds got married in Hawaii on December 10, 1992. The couple lives happily and has no issues in marriage to date.
The love birds are blessed with 3 children. Sierra Oakley was born in 1988, Maya Oakley in 1989, and Willow Oakley in 2005.
Social Media Presence
Doctors are basically popular among the patients, but this doctor is of generous nature, being of the vet department. The social media followers are also good.
Instagram 16.6k followers
Facebook 67,545 followers
Twitter 14.2k followers