Our Doctors


Guy A. Cheek, D.V.M.

Dr. Cheek was born and raised in Brunswick, and, after spending 8 years at the University of Georgia, he returned to Brunswick in 1990 to begin his practice career. In 1994 Cheek to Cheek Hospital for Animals was opened and thanks to the support of this great community and the blessing of having an outstanding team of co-workers, the hospital has grown into a three doctor practice. Dr. Cheek has been happily married since 1986 to his wife Robyn, and they have two children, Lindsey and Cory. In his spare time, Dr. Cheek and his family ride and show reining horses, and they enjoy fishing, camping, and boating. The family has seven horses, three dogs, and two cats.

Bill Johnson, D.V.M.

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Metamora, a small town in central Illinois. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Johnson pursued his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Island of St. Kitts, West Indies. He gained thirteen years of Veterinary experience in the Peoria, Illinois area, including owning a thriving, mobile Veterinary practice. In 2016, he and his family moved to coastal Georgia. He feels very blessed to join the staff at Cheek to Cheek Hospital for Animals. He is committed to providing quality compassionate health care and has special interest in the human-companion animal bond, preventative medicine, and soft tissue surgery. He is looking forward to working to provide special care for your special friends. Dr. Johnson has been married since 2004 to his wife, Lara, and they have one son, Brendan. They enjoy exploring their new home in Georgia and spending time with their German Shepherds, Fella and Felina.

Holly Nelson, D.V.M.

Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Conyers, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Microbiology at the University of Georgia and then pursued her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she moved to St. Simons to be close to her parents and brother. She is currently unmarried and lives with her dog Teddy and two cats, Gandalf and Pokey. She enjoys spending her free time reading, playing video games, and surfing the internet.