Lucas graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland and undertook internships in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, part of which involved a tertiary qualification in adult education.
He undertook a residency in small animal surgery at Murdoch University whilst also completing a masters of veterinary surgery looking at the biomechanics of locking plates.
Lucas was accepted by examination as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Surgery chapter) in 2011. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal in 2015 and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 2016. He has spent several years working in the Northwest of England prior to making the decision to return home to Brisbane.
Lucas is a Director and Surgeon at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in Brisbane. Queensland Veterinary Specialists offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary referral centre based across 2 hospitals in Brisbane. Lucas is passionate about orthopaedics, with a special interest in total hip replacement and practitioner education.