Steve Fairchild, DVM
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.
Chad Tubbs, DVM
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 daughter Ellie and son Nash and two dogs Coco and Baxter. Dr. Tubbs enjoys working on projects around his house and yard and anything outdoors in his free time!
Annie Pridgen, DVM
Dr. Pridgen was born and raised in West Virginia, where she grew up on a family farm. Being the youngest girl in the family, she was mostly found doing chores outside with the menagerie of animals on the farm. She obtained her bachelor’s in biology from Alderson-Broaddus Colleg in Phillippi, WV, on a volleyball scholarship. She then traveled down and attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She lives in Marietta, GA, with her husband, Trace, one adorable pittie named Fenway, two kitties, Simon and Henry, and occasionally foster dogs from a local pit bull rescue. Dr. Pridgen has an interest in preventative medicine, dermatology, and nutrition. She enjoys hiking new trails and being outdoors, running, going to the movies, playing and coaching volleyball, and leading worship with her husband. Dr. Pridgen has been a part of the Sprayberry family since July 2019.