Our Team


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.

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Do Young (Daniel) Kwak, DVM

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 wife Anne and two sons Arron and Aiden, with their three dogs Achu, Aji, and Ar. 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.

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!

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Lauren Washburn, DVM

Dr. Lauren Washburn grew up moving around the country from New Jersey to Wyoming to Florida. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology from Florida State, she moved up to Georgia and graduated from vet school from the University of Georgia. She lives in Kennesaw with her boyfriend Will, Copper the Golden Retriever, Raleigh the Mutt, and Winnie the cat. She started working at Sprayberry in 2019 and loves getting to know the great clients and their wonderful pets, as well as working with her fun and caring co-workers. Dr. Washburn’s work interests are preventative care, geriatric medicine, and dermatology. She loves spending time with her family in her free time, cheering on the Seminoles, Dawgs, and Braves, and anything and everything Disney!

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.

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Amanda Johnson, DVM

Born and bred in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Amanda Johnson got her start in veterinary medicine at a young age, working her way up from Kennel Assistant to Veterinary Assistant. She attended Auburn University 45-minutes down the road for both her undergrad and veterinary degrees, and frequently travels home to attend football games at her alma mater. Go Tigers!

Dr. Johnson enjoys the variety of cases, patients, and procedures veterinary medicine offers, though her soft spot lies with senior pets and the owners who care for them. She enjoys talking to and getting to know her clients, whether it's reassuring them prior to performing their family member's surgery or advising on nutritional needs.

When not in the office, Dr. Johnson can be found indulging her green thumb in the garden alongside her husband, Daniel, and dogs, Pepper and Holly, or cozying up at home with her cat, Pumpkin, a new Netflix show, or the latest mystery novel.

Our Technicians

Nichole Heyden

Nichole Heyden

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Erin Dilbeck

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Christina Waid

Our Receptionists

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Janice Amann

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Elaine Swindell