Dr Ricky Cashmore

Specialist Surgeon

BVSc, FANZCVS (Surg), Registered Specialist of Small Animal Surgery

Ricky graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. After a year in general practice in South East Victoria, he embarked on his path towards surgical specialisation. He completed a rotating internship at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, a surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialist Centre in Sydney and a three-year Surgical Residency at the Small Animal Specialty Hospital (SASH) in Sydney. From 2013-2017 Ricky remained at SASH as a Senior Surgical Registrar, then Surgical Specialist enjoying an intense and highly diverse caseload.  Ricky attained Membership and Fellowship of the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery by examination and has also been a previous examiner for the small animal surgical chapter. He has published and presented around the world. Ricky has a healthy and active interest in clinical and biomechanical research relating to the canine hip, stifle and spine, the focus of his current research projects. He is a past recipient of the prestigious VOS Wade O Brinker Orthopaedic Resident Research Award for biomechanical research relating to the canine stifle, conducted at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (presented WVOC, Colorado 2014).  Ricky’s surgical interests include minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy), partial and total joint replacement, percutaneous and minimally invasive fracture repair and neurosurgery, in all of which he has completed further focussed training in Australia and North America. Additional to being a certified hip replacement surgeon, Ricky is fortunate to have both trained and been an active surgeon within one of Australia’s busiest total hip replacement teams for the past decade and is enjoying bringing this experience to Southpaws.