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Will Draper, DVM

Joined: 08/31/2010
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William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood, CA before enrolling at Tuskegee University in Alabama (fourth generation) for both undergraduate and veterinary studies. After receiving his veterinary medical degree in 1991, he started practicing in Atlanta and eventually started The Village Vets practices in 2000. In 2007, Dr. Will and his team opened Georgia's first AAHA-accredited small animal after-hours emergency facility, Animal Emergency Center of Decatur. He and his AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited practices have been consistently honored by Atlanta magazine as "Best Vet" since 2004. He was also recently honored as one of Atlanta's FIVE STAR Veterinarians.

Dr. Will has appeared on many local news stations and has also had his own radio segment, "Critter Chatter," on 92.9 Dave FM's Morning Show with Mara Davis. He is on the board of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and is active in many community organizations. Dr. Will is the featured expert on WebMD's "Ask The Veterinarian".

Dr. Will is a big fan of the Dave Matthews Band, having attended more than 30 concerts. He also enjoys painting, Atlanta Braves baseball (as well as his kids' baseball and softball games), and golf. He and his wife, fellow veterinarian Dr. Francoise Tyler, have four children (a son and three daughters) , three dogs (Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, and Jack Russell terrier), and three cats (all domestics).

Dr. Will received the 2013 Veterinarian Of The Year award from Proplan Purina and Dogs In Review.


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Dr Draper presently serves on the Hill's Veterinary Advisory Board.

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Susan: If you have not done so already, I'd take your boxer in. There are many...More
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