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Meet Dr. Will Draper

Co-Founder and Practice Director of The Village Vets

Written by: Dr. Tierra Price

Original Date Posted: May 12, 2020

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.  

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