Ryan is originally from Murrayville, IL and attended the University of Illinois to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences. He stayed at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May 2010. After achieving his veterinary degree, he completed an internship at Prairie Equine Veterinary Clinic in Mundelein, IL where he concentrated on sports medicine and surgery. His professional interests include equine sports medicine, nutrition and reproduction.

His interest in sport horse medicine has led him pursue licensing with the FEI. Ryan is an FEI permitted treating veterinarian and intends to also become an FEI Veterinary Delegate.

In 2014, he attended the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute (IVMI) in Ocala, Florida to complete the Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation course. He is now a Certified Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CEVMMP).

Outside of Veterinary Medicine, Ryan enjoys mountain biking, golfing, sports and   spending time with his family and friends.