Meet Our Veterinarians in Virginia-Highland, GA

At The Village Vets Virginia-Highland, our veterinarians are one-of-a-kind They are talented, experienced, and dedicated to your pet’s health. Part of that dedication is ensuring you have a full understanding of your pet’s health and any illness so that you can make informed decisions for their health care. Find out more about our team below and be sure to make an appointment soon to meet us in person!


A team with over of combined experience:

Dr. Anneke Lothridge

Since 2011

Dr. Lothridge, originally from Athens, GA, did her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia before graduating in 2009 from Colorado State University's veterinary school.

She now lives in Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood with her husband, Britt, their children, Anna and Grady, and their rescue dog, Bishop, a Boston Terrier. In her spare time, Dr. Lothridge enjoys yoga, reading, sewing, spending time outdoors - especially at the beach, and running, which over the last several years, tops the list of her favorite things to do!

Dr. Françoise Tyler

Since 2000

"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. Will Draper Practice Director

Since 2000

“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 is a big fan of Atlanta sports (especially Braves baseball) and enjoys all types of music. His true passion is following the Dave Matthews Band, having attended over 50 shows to date. He and his wife have four children: David, Tyler, Gabrielle, and Olivia; five dogs, Max, Louie, Frank, Bella and Carter Beauford (named after the drummer for Dave Matthews Band); and two cats, Zig-Zag and Charlemagne.