Dick is an internationally renowned specialist in soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology; he is one of the founding fathers of the European College of Veterinary Specialists and a Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dick has special interests in airway and ENT surgery, oncologic surgery, wound management and reconstructive surgery. In 2003, he founded , a specialist-led veterinary referral centre in Cambridgeshire which now employs some one hundred veterinarians providing specialist referral services in eleven different disciplines.
Dick has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has held a wide variety of academic and professional administrative appointments. Dick has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his services to the veterinary profession.