Meet the team of Fairview Animal Hospital


We welcome you to meet the Fairview Animal Hospital Team serving you and your pets. Our staff combines state-of-the-art technology with tried and true veterinary skills and compassionate understanding when it comes to the health and well-being of your pet.

You can rest assured that your beloved pet is in good caring hands. For questions or concerns please call us at 770-389-9757 to speak to one of our amazing veterinary staff members.

Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Andrew McKnight


Dr. Andrew McKnight merges exceptional veterinary skills with a passionate dedication to fostering the bond between humans and animals. He was recently asked what keeps him coming to work everyday. In response, he said, “People don’t think of their pets as ‘pets’ – they are members of their family. I love promoting and encouraging that relationship. Pet owners honor us when they invite us into a partnership with them to love and care for their pets. It is a privilege we do not take lightly.”

Dr. McKnight dreamed of becoming a veterinarian from a very young age. Because of his dedication to that goal, he excelled academically. He went to high school at Woodward Academy in College Park and graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) in 1993. He began working at Fairview Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in 1994 and bought the practice in 1999.

Dr. McKnight is committed to giving back to the community. He frequently speaks at local schools and participates in community fairs. He also does pro bono consulting for Henry County Animal Control and is frequently called to investigate animal cruelty cases. He is the lead veterinarian for the Henry County Disaster Preparedness Team for HCAC. He and his wife are passionate about providing assistance to veterans who suffer from PTSD and created their Vets FUR Vets program to provide free preventive veterinary care for PTSD service dogs. Click here to read more about the program they created.

Dr. Janet Morley


As a young girl, Dr. Janet Morley knew two things: she wanted to be a veterinarian, and she loved horses. As she grew, she combined her dream with her passion and set out to become an equine veterinarian. Once she was in vet school however, a series of events re-shaped her dream and she decided to focus her talents and abilities on companion animal care instead. She still maintains a love of horses and has owned several over the years.

Dr. Morley grew up in Indiana and received her BS and DVM from Purdue University. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in the metro-Atlanta area since 1991 and joined the Fairview Animal Hospital family in 2006.

Dr. Morley is thorough and highly-detailed, making her an exceptional diagnostician. She has a passion for internal medicine and excels when she is faced with a complex case and a challenging diagnosis. She is a skilled surgeon and she has a particular interest in opthomology and behavioral counseling.  She has tremendous drive and, though she works full time at Fairview Animal Hospital, does relief work when possible.

Dr. Morley is wholly dedicated to finding the best solution for her patients, going beyond traditional remedies when appropriate. She believes that “seeing your pet as a whole” is critical to its overall health, and utilizes alternative treatment methods when they will benefit the pet. Laser therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathic and nutritional care are all a part of her comprehensive approach to providing the best care for your pet.

On a personal note, Dr. Morley is a committed conservationist. And when she is not working, (which is almost never!) she and her partner enjoy spending time on their pontoon boat on Lake Oconee, and they love to travel abroad.

Dr. Deborah Martin


Dr. Martin graduated in 1992 and received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then moved to Georgia and attended The University of Georgia where she received her Masters Degree in 1994 and her Doctorate Degree in 1997 in Zoology, specializing in area of Animal Behavior.

In 2001, she graduated from U.G.A. College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM Degree. Dr. Martin practices veterinary medicine, consults with pet owners whose dogs and cats with behavior problems, and does all of our in-house dog training.  She is an AKC Certified CGC Evaluator and is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

She lives in Decatur with her husband and 3 boys. Dr. Martin currently has 3 cats and 2 dogs and a bearded dragon that she describes as “really cute. Over the years, several of her dogs have been titled in Agility, Obedience, and Field Retrieving.

Our Practice Manager

Chanda Brooks

Practice Manager

Chanda is the practice manager at Fairview Animal Hospital. She was a biology major at Georgia State University. She has been with our family since 2003. She’s passionate about preventive care and client education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching The Weather Channel, and spending time with her fur-babies.

Our Client Care Team

Denese Donahue

Client Care Team Member

Denese is a member of our client care team. Denese has been a part of our family since 2021. Denese is committed to helping clients who are dealing with emotional or financial challenges. She is an active member of the community and is a supporter of the Henry County Special Olympics. In her free time, she enjoys watching college football with her family.  

Jill Murray

Client Care Team Member

Jill has been a member of our family since 2012. Jill was the lead for our client care team for 7 years.  She made the hard decision to retire in 2019. Her love for our patients and clients has her currently working relief for our client care team. In her free time, she loves cuddling up with her fur babies and visiting her new grandson.

Tonya Smith

Client Care Team Member

Tonya is a client care team member who currently works from home. Tonya has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary industry. Tonya joined our family in 2006 as part of our medical care team. Tonya is passionate about pet population control through spaying and neutering. She enjoys playing ping pong and restoring antique furniture in her free time.

Our Medical Care Team

Nicole Johnson

Medical Care Team Member (Lead)

Nicole is the lead of our medical care team. Her passion for animal medicine has led her to further her education. Nicole is currently majoring in veterinary technology at Penn Foster.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Yasmeen Williams

Medical Care Team Member

Yasmeen has been a member of our family since 2020. Yasmeen has been passionate about animal medicine since she was a young child. Her thirst for knowledge and her love for animals is why she is currently enrolled at Clayton State University as a biology major. In her free time, she loves walking in the park with her fur babies.

Kelsey Bales

Medical Care Team Member

Kelsey is a member of our medical care team. Kelsey grew up in the area and her passion for animal care led her to join our family in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys baking and playing with her fur-baby.

Stephanie Fox

Medical Care Team Member

Stephanie is a member of our medical care team. She is currently majoring in veterinary technology at Penn Foster College.  Stephanie joined our family in 2021. Stephanie is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of animals. Her goal is to give patients a voice in their medical care while providing the best care possible. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

Patricia Christian

Medical Care Team Member

Patricia is a member of the medical care team. Patricia recognized her love for animals at a young age and was an active member of 4-H growing up. Patricia is currently majoring in veterinary technology at Athens Technical College. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and watching NASCAR races. 

Our Animal Care Team

Crystal Coverson

Animal Care Team Member

Crystal is a member of our animal care team. Crystal loves to spread kindness through humor. She believes that humor can brighten anyone’s day. She loves observing animal behavior and enjoys finding cute little quirks in each one of the patients that she is caring for. In her free time, Crystal loves reading and hopes to start traveling more.

Val Sims


Val has been grooming at our facility since 2018. She is an independent groomer that works exclusively with veterinary hospitals. Val believes that the grooming experience should always be a positive one. In her free time, she enjoys traveling.