As a specialist surgeon, Ricky enjoys all areas of orthopaedic, soft tissue, oncologic and neurosurgery while best known in the fields of arthroscopy, joint replacement and joint resurfacing.
Ricky has over 15 years of experience in specialist referral practice.
He received his veterinary degree from The University of Melbourne in 2005. Following a year in general practice, he completed a rotating internship at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital University of Cambridge (UK), surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialist Centre and surgical residency at SASH in Sydney. Ricky also completed additional training at Murdoch University, Sydney University, University of California, and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists Texas.
Ricky is a Fellow of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery and a Registered Small Animal Surgical Specialist. He has published widely with a strong research focus relating to the canine stifle, hip and spine, receiving awards in all of these areas. Ricky thoroughly enjoys all aspects of teaching including the training of many residents and interns over the years while he thoroughly enjoys helping general practitioners grow in their chosen area. Ricky is also a regular guest lecturer both nationally and internationally and an orthopaedic consultant to several companies both nationally and internationally.
When not in surgery Ricky enjoys traveling, surfing and cooking.