Pawel received his DVM from Lublin University of Life Sciences, Poland in 2008. He also holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow for his research on virus evolution in the progression of natural feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection.

Following his PhD he completed a one year rotating internship at the Animal Health Trust and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Glasgow. He has a strong interest in feline infectious diseases and all aspects of small animal internal medicine.