Shane is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He qualified from UCD in 1986 and, after six years in private practice, he then completed a small animal surgical residency at Massey University in New Zealand.

This was followed by a further three years as clinical lecturer in UCD. Shane became a Diplomate in 2000. He enjoys all aspects of surgery with a current heavy emphasis on orthopaedics and spinal surgery. He also enjoys teaching.