Dr Shane Ryan BVSc (Hons), MVS, CVA, GradDipAnimChiro, MChiroSc, MRCVS.
Dr Shane Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1980. After three years working in mixed animal practice and travelling overseas, Dr Ryan accepted a position in a predominantly small animal practice in Singapore in 1984. In 1989 he established Companion Animal Surgery - which has grown from a single-person practice to having nine fully-licensed veterinarians on staff, along with 15 auxiliary staff including six veterinarians employed as veterinary technicians.
In 1998, Dr Ryan completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery at Murdoch University (Western Australia). He has continued his professional education, becoming certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) as a veterinary acupuncturist in 2004, and looking further at rehabilitation and pain management. He added a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic (2007), followed by a Masters of Chiropractic Science (2010), both from RMIT University (Melbourne).
Since the 1990s, Shane has been actively involved in the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) and has served on the SVA committee in a variety of roles, including four consecutive terms as President. Heavily involved in the Asian veterinary community, Dr Ryan is Immediate Part-President of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA). In 2011, he initiated the formation of the Asia Oceania Veterinary Group (AOVG), an informal group he now chairs, promoting regional veterinary networking and providing inexpensive or free regional veterinary continuing education. Dr Ryan also sits on the Singapore government's Workplace Safety & Health Council (Healthcare) Committee, the newly formed Veterinary Professions Committee and acts as a Conference Ambassador for the Singapore Tourism Board. In his spare time, he is an avid cricketer, a part-time golfer and a frequent traveller.