Ryan graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012 then completed a 12-month surgical internship at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and spent two years in small animal general practice in Alice Springs and Adelaide.

In 2016, he started a second 12-month surgical internship at the Animal Referral Hospital in Canberra. In 2017, he commenced a three-year surgical residency training program with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).

In 2018, he became a member of the Surgery chapter of ANZCVS.   Ryan's primary interests include orthopaedics, particularly fracture management, cranial cruciate ligament disease and joint replacements.