Co-Founder and Practice Director of The Village Vets
Interview with Dr. Draper
Name: Will Draper, DVM
Title: Co-founder and Practice Director of The Village Vets practices in the metro Atlanta, GA area.
I graduated from Tuskegee’s vet school in 1991 (with my wife and business partner, Dr. Françoise Tyler) and became a practice owner in 2000.
What inspired you to pursue veterinary medicine?
I grew up wanting to be a mechanical engineer like my father, but I also always had a passion and love for animals. As I grew older and realized that math wasn’t my forte, the decision to pursue veterinary medicine overshadowed engineering. I am sure it was the right move- this is what I was born to do.
What's your favorite part of your job?
The people- both clients, and my team members…and the shared commitment toward improving the overall wellbeing of the wonderful dogs and cats whose lives we are privileged to be a part of.
What's been your favorite part of this journey? (..or tell us a little bit about your journey)
One of my favorite parts of my journey is providing an amazing experience for clients, pets, and our team members. I take all of it very personally, and am dedicated to making it an overall positive and memorable one, sun up to sundown, every single day. I am also excited for what the future holds in our profession- and focused on providing opportunities and options to young veterinarians outside of the corporate practice design.