Dr. Phillips grew up on a farm and has been helping care for animals ever since he could carry a bucket. He heralds from Commerce, Georgia, and followed in his father's footsteps, graduating from the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He practiced small animal medicine on the eastern shore of Maryland for 2 years before returning home to Georgia. He now lives in Banks County on his family's farm with his wife, his 4 daughters, and Labrador Retrievers. If he has any free time, he enjoys woodworking, cycling, hiking, and kayaking.