Padraig graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, in 2007. He began his career working in his home town of Leeds at a PDSA clinic, followed by three years working as a mixed vet in rural Scotland and a year working as an emergency and critical care vet at a busy clinic in Glasgow.
In 2010, Pádraig joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a duty vet and completed a one-year surgical internship. After completing his internship he fulfilled the role of clinical services coordinator followed by a period as operations manager. Pádraig returned to full-time clinical work in October 2014 to pursue his ambition of becoming a European boarded specialist surgeon and has enrolled on a three year European College of Veterinary Surgeons approved residency program in small animal surgery. While Padraig enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, his particular areas of clinical interest are management of the feline trauma patient and management of osteochondral defects.