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 for almost 40 years. 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 three sons, two stepsons, two daughters, three grandkids, and five furry friends. It is no wonder he praises his wife, Shirley, as a “patient and loving” woman. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, traveling, and reading.