Ricky graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. He worked in general practice in south east Victoria before heading to the UK to undertake a rotating internship at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. This was followed by a Surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialist Centre and then Surgical Residency at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (completed 2013). Ricky has published in national and international peer reviewed journals as well as presenting locally, nationally and internationally. He received the prestigious VOS Wade O Brinker Resident Research award (2013) for biomechanical research conducted at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University which he presented at the 4th World Veterinary Orthopaedic Conference (2014). He continues to have a strong and active interest in clinical research. In 2009 he attained membership of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery and was an examiner for the college in small animal surgery (2014). He intends to undertake ANZCVS Fellowship examination in 2015.
Ricky’s special interests include arthroscopy, percutaneous and minimally invasive fracture fixation, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and neurosurgery; however he still enjoys all other types of surgery.
When not working Ricky’s favourite activities include surfing and travelling.