The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta

Dr. Will Draper and Dr. Stacy Stacy of The Village Vets and Dr. David Tanner of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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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’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

Stacy Stacy

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.

David D. Tanner, M.D. of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic


David D. Tanner, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his internship and residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, which is affiliated with Washington University. Dr. Tanner served as Chief Resident of the hospital from 1976-1977 while completing a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Tanner is board certified by both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is active in the Medical Association of Georgia and a member of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Tanner held positions on both the Board of the Medical Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, where he served as President from 1993-1994, and the Board of the Medical Association of Georgia. He is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Allergy and Immunology Society of Georgia. Dr. Tanner is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Emory University and serves as a volunteer at Grady Hospital’s Allergy and Asthma Clinic. Dr. Tanner was voted one of Atlanta’s top allergists in Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue in 2012.

Dr. Tanner and his wife Leslie live in Atlanta and have three children. He stays busy helping them with their school activities, studies and sports. He occupies his leisure time with running, tennis and gardening.

Dr. Tanner sees patients at our Buckhead and John’s Creek locations.


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