Byron Starkey qualified as a podiatrist from Technikon Witwatersrand in 2002. He went into private practice in 2003, after moving to Durban, at North Beach Medical Centre. In 2006, he left NBMC and moved to Kings Park Sports Medicine Centre.
His satellite practices are in Amanzimtoti at the Fountain Medical Centre (Winklespruit) and at Bluff Medicross. His special interests are in sports related podiatry, paediatric problems and diabetes.