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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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It sounds very much like allergies- particularly the licking of the paws and...More
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Reply: My dog ate a popsicle stick
Yes, it can splinter and cause damage to his gastrointestinal system. Hopefully...More
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paulas: You certainly need to revisit the vet. You mentioned they tested for...More
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Glad to know you are taking him to the vet today. They will likely check his stool...More
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KReedCo- sounds like it's time for your vet to refer you to a specialist. I'm not...More
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Your vet's advice was good, and I'd imagine that by now that your Lab either...More
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bjbragg: Dogs respond differently to a new pet in the household, very much like...More
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ourcast- Silver sulfa is good for topical treatment of some superficial wounds,...More
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Mary- best thing for you to do at this point is take her in for an exam with your...More
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Pineweasel: A lot depends on where "under the skin" it is. It sounds like a cyst,...More
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