Paul Overgaauw graduated as DVM in 1985 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht. After five years in veterinary practice he moved to the pharmaceutical industry as a technical manager. There he completed in 1997 his PhD on Veterinary and Public Health aspects of Toxocarosis and was registered as specialist in veterinary microbiology (Royal Netherlands Veterinary Association) and as parasitologist (Foundation for Biomedical Scientific Research Training). In 2011 he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.
At present he is part-time Assistant Professor at the Division of Veterinary Public Health at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht; Professor of Animal Health at the University of Applied Sciences, HAS Den Bosch, and consultant in the field of veterinary parasitology and zoonoses. He has published widely and authored and co-authored books and book chapters. Paul was a member of the Editorial Board of the Dutch Veterinary Journal for 9 years and served as Chairman and Secretary of several veterinary committees and organizations. At present he is board member of the Benelux branch of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP).