Michelle Caissie

Michelle Caissie

Assistant Professor



Michelle first completed her Bachelor of Science with honors in Biology at Saint Francis Xavier University in 2011. She then went on to veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI. After graduating from AVC in 2015, Michelle completed a large animal rotating internship at OVC. During this time, her passion for reproduction (theriogenology) flourished and she continued on as a DVSc student in Theriogenology. She successfully completed both her theriogenology board certification examination and her DVSc in 2019.

Following graduation, Michelle worked as a small animal Theriogenologist at a local private practice. During the 2021-2022 academic year, she taught OVC veterinary students remotely, further developing her passion for teaching. Michelle’s research interests include endometritis in both the equine and canine species, the effects of the microbiota on fertility, as well as identifying risk factors that may impact the reproductive microbiota.