Paul was raised on a dairy farm just outside of Toowoomba. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985 and worked in the Adelaide Hills, Warwick and London before joining Allan as a partner at Toowoomba Veterinary Hospital in 1992. He is married to Helen and has two daughters Georgia and Isabella. Paul started his professional life as a large animal vet but now loves the challenges presented by small animal medicine and surgery. Outside of work, Paul is a keen photographer, occasional golfer and cricket tragic. Paul likes to combine his loves of travel and continuing education and in recent years has attended conferences in most Australian states as well as a few in New Zealand. Most recently he has attended Conferences at Lake Wanaka focusing on small animal medicine, neurology and ophthalmology. Paul has two cats, an ex-clinic cat called Murphy, and a new kitten from the RSPCA called Ziggy. He also has his Golden Retriever, Lola, who has been the star of the practice’s Yellow Pages advertising for the past few years (along with Paul’s daughters!).