Meet our medical team.

At Express Vets, our medical team of state-licensed veterinarians and staff are committed to practicing high-quality veterinary medicine. Our team focuses on providing compassionate veterinary care for our patients and a welcoming, informative, and supportive environment for our clients.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Lyn Lewis

Dr. Thomas “Lyn” Lewis, Jr. is from coastal Beaufort, South Carolina. He attended Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. for his Bachelor of Science in Biology, where he graduated with honors. In 1998, he began Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Lewis had the pleasure of presenting his grandfather, Dr. George Radford, his 50-year medallion honoring his graduation from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1952. Soon after graduation in 2002, he started his career at Appalachian Animal Hospital in Ellijay, GA. He quickly became a partner and then purchased the hospital outright in 2008. In 2009 Dr. Lewis purchased Wayside Animal Hospital from Dr. Mike McGhee. By 2011, Dr. Lewis sold Appalachian Animal Hospital and focused his full energy into serving Pickens County and Wayside Animal Hospital. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience with both dogs and cats but has also worked with gorillas, kangaroos, raptors, cougars, black bears, and other wildlife. He loves internal medicine, dermatology, and has specialized training in physical therapy/rehabilitation. However, he especially loves spending time with our clients in both the exam rooms and the lobby. Dr. Lewis has authored over 100 articles for various newspapers in North Georgia. Dr. Lewis has always stayed active in the community with the local Chamber of Commerce events, he works with local classrooms, the Youth Apprenticeship Program, and the FFA. He is the Founder and serves on the Board for the Mountain Emergency Animal Center, an after-hours veterinary hospital in Blue Ridge, GA. In his spare time, Dr. Lewis loves playing tennis, spending time with his wife Kristen and their children Addison and Patrick.

Dr. Philip Eggleston

Dr. Philip Eggleston

Dr. Philip Eggleston is from Carrollton, GA. He went to Samford 
University in Birmingham, AL for his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Eggleston has been practicing small animal medicine since graduating from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He loves spending time talking with clients and has an interest in internal medicine. Dr. Eggleston lives with 2 cats (Brutus and Preachy Cat) and 3 dogs (Stella Boo Boo, Moe Moe, and Missy). He and his wife, Jeannine, have a 5 year old son named, PJ. In his free time, Dr. Eggleston enjoys playing basketball and jumping on the trampoline with PJ.

Meet Our Team

Nicole Troche

Nicole is our Operations Manager. After starting her career in Veterinary Medicine as a receptionist in 2003, she transitioned into Customer Service Management in 2006, and then into Practice Management in 2013. She has received her Veterinary Practice Management Certification at Penn Foster and has a passion for helping others and ensuring that all pets receive quality medicine at an affordable price. Nicole was born and raised in Florida and moved to Georgia in 2001. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and enjoying a nice meal with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her 2 dogs, Raven and Kaia have been a joy for her to watch their bond and ability to help one another, as Raven is deaf and has learned to rely on her sister for direction and has learned sign language for her commands.

Julie Levy

Julie is our Area Coordinator at the Buford and Cumming locations. Julie has enjoyed a lifetime of being in the company of animals and began her professional career in animal care in 2014. She is committed to providing skilled and compassionate service while ensuring that pet owners are educated on how to keep their companions safe, happy and healthy. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children participating in community events, traveling and watching movies. Their household is made complete by three mischievous kitties and a faithful canine.

Nikki Hammer

Nikki, one of the Receptionists at our Buford location, is a devoted animal advocate and is dedicated to delivering an excellent client and companion animal experience. Nikki grew up an Air Force brat and has lived in several different countries. It makes the question of “where are you from” a bit difficult to answer. She moved here with her three kiddos who constantly keep her on her toes. Nikki loves all things geeky and strange and recently learned to crochet as a new hobby during the pandemic. She can often be found multitasking while catching up on Marvel Universe movies/shows, crocheting a new project, and keeping an eye on the kids all while working on the first draft of her novel in her head. Chaos is often embraced in her household.

Julia Price

Julia wears a few hats as she is one of the Express Vet’s Assistants and Receptionist. Julia has loved animal’s her entire life and always wanted a future where animals would be prevalent. She has been in the veterinary field since 2021 and loves being a part of it. She will continue growing her knowledge and experience here with us at Express Vets Buford! Julia moved from Nashville with her 9-year-old poodle, Lola, and partner. And they recently added a kitten to their mix, Dunkin. Julia is excited about continuing her life and career here in Georgia with us!

Melissa Bray

Melissa has lived in Georgia her whole life, right here in Gwinnett County. She started working in the veterinary field at a young age progressing to her current position of Veterinary Assistant. She is truly passionate about helping animals & watching them grow and learn new things. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, their two daughters, and their insanely crazy fur bunch of 3 Maxel, Meeko & Maze.

We offer a wide variety of services for your pet.

More and more pet owners are taking their pets to Express Vets and we want you to experience the benefit, too!

We have five convenient locations.

Express Vets provides a caring and professional staff, a clean and convenient environment, and remarkably affordable pricing. We've built hospitals that help you save time and money.

Cumming, GA

5485 Bethelview Rd. Suite 440
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 470-239-7672

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North Canton, GA

149 Reinhardt College Parkway Suite 6
Canton, GA 30114

Phone: 678-493-5288

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Holly Springs, GA

6244 Holly Springs Parkway Suite D
Holly Springs, GA 30188

Phone: 678-402-8717

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Kennesaw, GA

4200 Wade Green Rd. Suite 100
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 678-401-5579

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Buford, GA

4108 Hamilton Mill Road, Suite 310
Buford, GA 30519

Phone: 470-326-5220

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