Ricky received his veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne in 2005. He worked in general practice in south east Victoria before heading to the UK where he completed a rotating internship at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. This was followed by a surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialist Centre (Sydney) and then a three year Surgical Residency (2010-2013) at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (Sydney) where he continues to practice as a Specialist Surgeon.
Ricky has attained Membership and Fellowship of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery and has also been a previous examiner for the college in small animal surgery. He has published in national and international peer reviewed journals as well as presenting and lecturing locally, nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the prestigious Veterinary Orthopaedic Society ‘Wade O Brinker Orthopaedic Resident Research Award’ for biomechanical research relating to the canine knee conducted at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine-presented at the 4th World Veterinary Orthopaedic Conference Colorado, 2014. He continues to have a strong and active interest in clinical and biomechanical research primarily relating to the canine hip, stifle and neurosurgery.
Ricky’s special interests include arthroscopy, partial and total joint replacement, percutaneous and minimally invasive fracture fixation, neurosurgery and minimally invasive soft tissue surgery (laparoscopy & Thoracoscopy).
When not working Ricky’s favourite activities include surfing and traveling (preferably combined).