"Dr. Fran" Tyler is an Atlanta native and a 1984 Woodward Academy graduate. She attended University of Georgia (UGA) and then Tuskegee University for her DVM (received in 1991). Before moving back to Atlanta, she completed a small animal internship at UGA. She loves dermatology, internal medicine, and exotic animal medicine.
Dr. Tyler has been ranked as a FIVE STAR Veterinarian in the Atlanta magazine– which only 7% of the veterinarians in the metro Atlanta area have received (one of which is her husband, Dr. Draper!)
Dr. Tyler and Dr. Draper have four children, David, Tyler, Gabrielle, and Olivia; five dogs, Max, Louie, Frank, Bella and Beauford; and two cats, Zig-Zag and Charlemagne.
Dr. Carrie McColgan grew up in Memphis, TN, graduated from Davidson College in 1995, and received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2003. In addition to medicine and surgery, her interests include international veterinary medicine and welfare issues of working animals in developing countries. As of January 2018, Dr. McColgan is the Director of Project Samana Inc., a nonprofit veterinary education and outreach service in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Dr. McColgan and her husband, Mike Wsol, an artist, live in Lilburn and have two children, Vivian and Fineas. They also have two cats, John and Glitter Glamour ("Gigi"), and an English Bulldog named Hugo.
Dr. Brandi Flanagan grew up in Macon, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate studies. Before becoming a vet, Dr. Flanagan worked as an architect designing homes in the Atlanta area. Her love for animals and passion for science, however, led her to pursue her DVM which she received from the University of Georgia. Dr. Flanagan loves helping animals feel better and live longer, healthier lives. Her special interests include ultrasound, surgery, and oncology.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cooking and spending time with her dog, Bisous, and her two kitties, Rocket and Luca.
Dr. Kylie Hurst was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and moved to Atlanta in 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Biology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. Her veterinary interests include cardiology, dermatology, and decreasing patient stress during vet visits.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Hurst enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending sporting events, going to see live music, and exploring Atlanta's restaurant scene. Dr. Hurst has two fur babies, a cat named Toby and a dog named Scarlett.
“Dr. Will” grew up in Inglewood, California. He attended Tuskegee University (4th generation) for both undergraduate and veterinary medical studies and received his DVM in 1991. He moved to Atlanta in 1992 and founded The Village Vets in 2000 with his wife, Dr. Françoise Tyler. His special veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery.
He’s well-known in the Atlanta area as one of the best vets around and has received a number of accolades including being ranked as a FIVE STAR veterinarian in the Atlanta magazine—an honor bestowed to only 7% of the veterinarians in the metro Atlanta area.
He and his wife have four children: David, Tyler, Gabrielle, and Olivia; five dogs, Max, Louie, Frank, Bella and Beauford; and two cats, Zig-Zag and Charlemagne.