After graduating form Liverpool Vet School in 1997 Dicky worked in equine hospitals in the UK and New Zealand for 4 years doing a combination of sport horse and racehorse work. He then completed a 3 year combined internal medicine residency and Masters program at The Marion duPont Equine Medical Center in Virginia, USA.
Dicky was the first diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine to go into private equine practice in the UK and is recognised by the RCVS as a specialist in equine internal medicine. Since 2004 he has worked at the B&W Equine Hospital, a 40 vet equine practice in southwest England, which has been part of the CVS Group since 2017.
Dicky is a member of the ECEIM EGUS consensus committee, has been chair of the ACIVM specialty exam committee, advanced continuing education committee and a member of the ACVIM Board of Regents. He is also a contributing author to the textbook of Equine Neurology and the textbook of Equine Back and Neck Pathology.
Dicky has been a FEI treating vet at 5* Badminton Horse Trials for over 10 years and at the London International Horse Show, Olympia, Royal Windsor Horse Show, and was an onsite medicine specialist at the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2018 he was awarded Fellowship of the RCVS for meritorious contribution to clinical practice.