In addition to daily general practice, Paul also works for International Animal Rescue www.iar.org.uk, with his colleague Lisa Milella who is a veterinary dental surgeon.
At International Animal Rescue they do exactly what their name says – saving animals from suffering around the world.
Their work includes cutting free and caring for dancing bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia and sterilising and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries.
Wherever possible rescued animals are returned to their natural environment but they also provide a permanent home for animals that can no longer survive in the wild.
As human populations expand, wildlife comes under increasing threat. By rescuing individual animals belonging to species like the orangutan and reintroducing them into protected areas in the wild, IAR’s work also plays a role in the conservation of the species as a whole.