Who Is Maya Oakley? Everything About Dr. Michelle Oakley’s Daughter

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 13, 2024 | Updated on: February 13, 2024
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Maya Oakley is a vet technician who is more recognized as one of the daughters of vet and TV personality, Dr. Michelle Oakley. As her mother is a famous personality in the vet industry, Maya has also been steadily making her mark in the animal care system.

So, let’s get to know Oakley a bit more, from her family, education, and her choice to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Key Takeaways

  • Maya Oakey, age 24, was born on December 2, 1998, to Dr. Michelle Oakley and Shane Oakley.
  • She has two sisters: Sierra Oakley and Willow Oakley.
  • All three of the siblings have joined their mother on her National Geographic show, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet.
  • Maya is a vet technician and assistant.
  • She graduated from college after recovering from Covid-19.

Who Are Parents?

She is the daughter of Dr. Michelle Oakley and Shane Oakley. Her mother is a renowned vet in Canada while her father Shane is a firefighter.

Her mother Michelle is famous for her appearance in Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet. Besides, the veteran TV personality attends to animals around Haines Junction, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska.

She attended the University of Michigan and studied Zoology there, After graduating in 1991, she went to the Atlantic Veterinary College, interning at the Calgary Zoo.

Her passion for saving animals of all kinds has understandably spread to her daughters. So, all of her daughters have been assisting their mother during all the vet calls.

Maya Oakley in the barn with her mother and sisters.
Maya with her mother and sisters.

Her Father and Mother Married in 1992

Along with their successful professional life, Maya’s mom and dad have also been leading a happy married life for several decades now. The Oakley couple got married in December 1992, in Hawaii.

As for their first meeting, they first came across each other while in Yukon.

Has Two Sisters

The 24-year-old is the middle child among her big sister, Sierra, and little sister, Willow. All three of the siblings have joined their mother on her National Geographic show, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet.

Maya’s elder sister, Sierra, is a regular on the show alongside her mom. She attended St. Francis Xavier University and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Maya Oakley with her elder sister, Sierra when they were kids.
Maya and her sister Sierra as kids.

Sierra is also active on social media like Maya, often posting photos of her day-to-day life.

On the other hand, Willow Oakley, now 18, is a college student – she took a year off after graduating high school. 

What Does Do?

Oakley is a vet technician who assists her mother. She has appeared several times in her mom’s show, Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet, alongside her sister, Sierra. In the show, she has displayed immense improvement in skills as a vet tech and is often accompanying her mother and sister to different locations as they help animals.

Maya Oakley hangs out at a reindeer farm with her mother and sister.
Maya, her mother, and her sister hang out with the reindeer.

Maya Graduated From College After Getting Covid-19

As revealed by her mother, Maya got her college degree right after she recovered from Covid. In 2020, Oakley contracted Covid-19 amidst the raging time of the pandemic. But, she pulled through it just fine, and interestingly enough, Oakley graduated from her college just weeks after going through Covid.

She got her pre-vet degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Before that, she graduated from Notre Dame High School.

Maya Oakley takes a selfie in her car.
Maya Oakley hanging out in her car.

With her educational background and her mum’s influence, it’s no surprise that Maya took up the veterinary path.

Is Dating a Boyfriend?

Maya doesn’t appear to be dating anyone as of now. While she is already a young lady with a promising career, it seems like her relationships are matters reserved only for herself.

Her social media posts are teeming with her hangouts with friends but none of them indicate her having a potential boyfriend.

Her Net Worth

Maya has a net worth of at least $400k as of now. She has earned enough from accompanying her mother to her veterinary appointments. Needless to mention, her work in TV shows has acted as the major source of her income.

Stand on Social Injustice

There’s no doubt that Maya is an avid activist, with her Instagram stories flowing with posts about the criminal justice system and her support for Black Lives Matter.

She also put out a series of posts that spoke against the heartbeat bill. Another pressing matter that she posted about was gun violence in the US.

Social Media

Maya Oakley is active on social media, especially on Instagram under the username @mayaoakleyy. There, she often posts about her life outside of being a vet tech, whether it’s hanging out with friends or just traveling.


What happened to Maya?

Maya contracted Covid in 2020 but fortunately made a speedy recovery. She is now as healthy as she can be, while she travels around the country with her mother to attend to vet calls.

Where does She live Now?

Maya currently lives in Canada with her family.