Dr. Paul grew up on a farm full of animals that backed onto Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas. His love of animals is a family affair as he remembers his father keenly observing animal behaviour. He had two uncles and and an older brother who became veterinarians before he followed in their footsteps. He graduated in 1984 and worked in a mixed animal practice as did his wife Barb. They took up residence near Gananoque in1987 and began raising their family. Dr. Paul now focuses on companion animals and is especially interested in behaviour, birds, pocket pets and exotics. He spends his time away from the clinic keeping up to his kids busy sports schedules. In his free time he enjoys flying small planes, playing hockey and running.