Dr. Oakleaf attended Montana State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology with a focus in Animal Systems. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Clinical Sciences and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She then completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at the Idaho Equine Hospital. After becoming certified as a veterinary medical acupuncturist (cVMA), she then went back to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Services to complete a residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Dr. Morgan Oakleaf has authored publications on induction of general anesthesia in goats and opioid-alternatives in companion animal anesthesia, and has investigated a novel intra-articular analgesic option in horses. She is especially interested in locoregional anesthesia (nerve blocks) for orthopedic procedures, as well as anesthesia for patients with multiple comorbidities. She is always looking for ways to improve pain management, and it is her goal to bring the patient through the anesthetic procedure safely and feeling even better than they previously did. Dr. Oakleaf tries her best to develop a relationship with every animal in her care and takes seriously the opportunity to be their advocate.
In her free time, Dr. Oakleaf enjoys running and riding. She and her husband love to explore Idaho’s public lands with their active and loveable German Wirehaired Pointer, Cecil.