Sprayberry Animal Hospital Doctors
Dr. Scott Richter, Owner & D.V.M.
Dr. Richter is the owner, and also one of our loving Doctors here at Sprayberry Animal Hospital. He is originally from Kansas but has been in Georgia for the past 50 years. In 1977 he graduated from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, “when the wooly mammoths walked the earth,” he jokes. Dr. Richter is famous around here for his jokes and pranks and is bound to light up the room with his contagious cheer. He has always felt “blessed” to have become a veterinarian, because of his love for animals, but it is apparent that he also loves their owners! He gushes that “People who own pets are some of the kindest people in the world.” His favorite part of being a veterinarian is the long-term relationships that develop over years of taking care of people and their pets and also mentions that he has met some of his best friends while working in the field. Along with Sprayberry, Dr. Richter also owns Harmony Crossing Animal Hospital in Eatonton, GA where he lives on a farm with his lovely wife, Kim, their 3 dogs, 3 horses, and 2 cats. When asked about his pets, he says, “My wife says that the dogs are easier to train than me” and states that it is “well documented that it takes more than 50 years to train a husband.” Along with the fur children, they also have two adult children, daughter, Taylor, and son, Connor. Taylor recently graduated from Georgia Southern University cum laude and is planning on going to graduate school and Connor is enjoying college life at the University of Georgia. Since he lives on a lake, Dr. Richter likes to fish and enjoys water sports in his free-time. He also likes playing fetch with his dogs, horseback riding, reading, driving his tractor, and watching UGA football!
Dr. Steve Fairchild, D.V.M.
Dr. Fairchild was born in Illinois, but because he was a self-proclaimed “Air Force brat,” his family moved every few years. As a boy, he always enjoyed biology and being with animals. He especially loved going on farm calls with his grandfather, who was also a vet. When he discovered that he could make a living working with animals, the choice was easy. Dr. Fairchild attended The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in Georgia almost 40 years now. He jokes that he “almost has his citizenship papers.” Dr. Fairchild is available to see your pocket pets, birds, and reptiles and has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Not only does he take care of many animals at work, but he also is the leader of quite a pack at home with 3 sons, 2 stepsons, 2 daughters, 3 grandkids, and 5 furry friends. It is no wonder he praises his wife, Shirley, as being a “patient and loving” woman. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, traveling, and reading.
Dr. Do Young (Daniel) Kwak, D.V.M.
Dr. Kwak is a graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where he also did his undergraduate work. He grew up here in Marietta where he attended Lassiter High School after moving to the U.S. in 1998 from Seoul, South Korea with his parents and sister. Dr. Kwak first became interested in veterinary medicine after the loss of his first puppy. He says, “I wanted to know how I could have made the situation better, I wanted to know my options.” His quest to help his friend eventually led him down the path to become a veterinarian so that he could help other animals in their time of need. Dr. Kwak lives here with his Beagle mix, Ar, wife, Anne, and son, Aaron! In his free time, he enjoys golf, tennis, watching T.V. shows and movies, and expanding his culinary palate! Dr. Kwak speaks English and Korean.
Dr. Chad Tubbs, D.V.M.
Dr. Tubbs grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, home of the Ole Miss Rebels, but moved south to attend Mississippi State University for his undergraduate education. There, he met his wife Mandi in an Organic Chemistry class. She then moved to Atlanta to attend Nursing School at Emory University, and Dr. Tubbs stayed behind to attend Veterinary School at Mississippi State. They currently live in Kennesaw with their two dogs, Coco and Baxter, and are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child, due this October. In his free time, Dr. Tubbs enjoys working on projects around his house and yard, and anything outdoors!