William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will,"is a well-known small-animal practitioner in the Atlanta area. He grew up in Inglewood, Calif. 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 opened Georgia's first and only AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)-accredited small- animal after-hours emergency facility, Animal Emergency Center of Decatur.
He and his AAHA-accredited practices have been honored by Atlanta magazine as "Best Vet"since 2004. He was also recently honored as one of Atlanta's FIVE STAR Veterinarians.
Draper 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.