Rory Todhunter has been practicing as an orthopedic surgeon since 1980. He received a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Sydney, and then went on to complete a master's degree and equine residency at Michigan State University. He received a doctorate degree in degenerative joint disease from Cornell in 1992. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His research focuses on canine orthopedic genetics.