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Dr. Will Draper of The Village Vets
Will 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, as well as CNN. He 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 and pet rescue organizations. He presently serves as a veterinary expert in WebMD.com’s Pet Health Community.
Dr. Will is a big fan of the Dave Matthews Band, having attended more than 30 concerts. He also enjoys painting and Atlanta Braves baseball (as well as his kids’ baseball and softball games). He and his wife, fellow veterinarian Dr. Francoise Tyler, have four children (a son and three daughters), four dogs (Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Jack Russell terrier, and King Charles spaniel), and three cats (all domestics).
Dr. Stacy Stacy of The Village Vets
Dr. Stacy grew up in Stockbridge, GA before attending the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and veterinary studies. She received her DVM in 2003. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, cruciate repair and infectious diseases.
Born Stacy Poulos, she married Chad Stacy, an architect, in August 2003. They reside in Decatur with their daughter Ella, and son Ethan, along with their two cats, Crawford and Annabel Lee.
Her personal interests include exercise, gardening, home renovation, cooking and socializing with friends.
Dr. Stacy was honored as one of Atlanta’s “Best Vets ”in the Nov. 2010 issue of Atlanta magazine — her third consecutive honor in the publication. She was also selected as a FIVE STAR Veterinarian in that same publication — an honor bestowed to only 7% of the veterinarians in the metro Atlanta area.