Maya Oakley is a familiar face to many animal lovers who watch the popular reality TV show Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet. The show follows the adventures of her mother, Dr. Michelle Oakley, a veterinarian who treats all kinds of wildlife and domestic animals in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Maya often accompanies her mother on her missions and helps her with various tasks, such as holding animals, administering medications, and collecting samples. But how did Maya become interested in veterinary medicine and what led her to pursue a career as a veterinarian assistant?
Date of birth
December 2, 1998
25 years old (as of 2024)
Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada
Dr. Michelle Oakley (mother) and Shane Oakley (father)
Sierra Oakley (older sister) and Willow Oakley (younger sister)
Bachelor’s degree from Western University in Ontario, London in 2020
Veterinary Assistant, Television Personality
5 feet 7 inches (approx.)
57 kg (approx.)
Fun fact 1
She survived COVID-19 in 2020 and graduated from university shortly after
Fun fact 2
She loves to travel and has visited many countries such as United States, Coast Rica, Uganda and More
Fun fact 3
She is passionate about environmental issues and supports various causes such as climate change awareness, plastic pollution reduction, wildlife protection, and more
How Maya Oakley Followed Her Mother’s Footsteps and Became a Star on Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Maya was born on December 2, 1998, in Haines Junction, a small town in the Yukon. She grew up surrounded by nature and animals, as her parents owned a farm with horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and pigs. She also had two sisters, Sierra and Willow, who shared her love for animals. Maya’s mother, Dr. Michelle Oakley, was the only veterinarian in the area who could treat both wild and domestic animals. She often traveled long distances to visit her clients and sometimes brought her daughters along.
Maya was fascinated by her mother’s work and learned a lot from watching her treat different kinds of animals. She also developed a strong bond with the animals she met and cared for them deeply.
When Maya was 15 years old, she got the opportunity to star on the TV show Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet with her mother. The show premiered in 2014 on Nat Geo Wild and became a hit among viewers who enjoyed watching the Oakleys’ adventures in the Yukon wilderness. Maya quickly became a fan favorite for her enthusiasm, courage, and compassion for animals. She also showed her skills and knowledge as a veterinarian assistant, as she helped her mother with various procedures.
The Untold Story of Her Life, Education, and Career
While Maya enjoyed being on the TV show and working with animals, she also had other interests and goals in life. She was a member of the school’s hockey team and played as a goalie. Maya started playing ice hockey when she was just a child. She joined the Whitehorse Mustangs, a local hockey club, and played in various tournaments and leagues. She was the youngest participant in the Women’s Hockey tournament at the 2011 Canada Games, where she played the final three minutes of a game against New Brunswick. She played for the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League (SFMAAAHL) and the Saskatchewan Senior Female Hockey League (SSFHL) in the 2015-16 season. She retired from hockey after the 2015-16 season and has not played any professional or amateur games since then.
Maya moved to London following after highschool in Yukon and started her four-year bachelor’s degree program at the University of Western Ontario, where she studied criminal justice. She also continued to appear on the TV show with her mother during her breaks and holidays. Maya had a busy and adventurous life as a veterinarian assistant, a student, and a TV star. She had to balance her work, studies, and personal life while also traveling between the Yukon and London. She said that it was not easy to juggle all her responsibilities and commitments, but she managed to do it with the help of her family, friends, and mentors. She graduated college in 2020 and continued to help her mother. She is currently working as a veterinarian assistant at her mother’s clinic and also appearing in her mother’s show, Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet.
A Passionate Animal Lover and a Dedicated Veterinarian Assistant
Maya has always had a passion for animals and a desire to help them. She was inspired by her mother, who taught her how to respect and care for animals. She also learned a lot from the TV show, which exposed her to different kinds of animal issues and challenges. She has worked with various species of animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, hedgehogs, chinchillas, birds, fish, reptiles.
As a veterinarian assistant, Maya is responsible for assisting her mother with various tasks, such as preparing animals for surgery, monitoring vital signs, administering medications, collecting samples, performing laboratory tests, taking x-rays, providing wound care, and educating owners about animal health and behavior. She also has to deal with stressful and emotional situations, such as handling emergencies, euthanizing animals, and coping with loss and grief.
A Rising Star in the Veterinary World and a Role Model for Young Women
Maya has achieved a lot at a young age and has become a rising star in the veterinary world. She has impressed many people with her skills, knowledge, personality, and achievements. She has also inspired many young women who aspire to pursue careers in veterinary medicine or related fields.