Dr. Draper grew up in Inglewood, California, and graduated from Morningside High School in 1984 before matriculating to Tuskegee University (4th generation) for both undergraduate and veterinary medical studies. He was accepted to veterinary school after only 3 years of undergraduate studies; and after receiving his DVM in 1991, he continued his training at North Rockville Veterinary Hospital in Rockville, Maryland before moving to Atlanta in 1992.
He loves music (big Dave Matthews Band fan), movies, painting with acrylics, and playing golf. His areas of veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery. He recently had a local radio segment, "Critter Chatter". He married his classmate, Dr. Francoise Tyler, in Septemeber, 1993. They have 4 children; son David (9/97) and daughters Tyler (5/99), Gabrielle (11/01), and Olivia (7/03). They also have 3 dogs (Gypsy, Harley, and Max) and 3 cats (Fagen, ZigZag, and Caleb). Dr. Will serves as a expert in WebMD's Pet Health Community, and is also the featured veterinarian on WebMD's web series, "Ask The Veterinarian".
Dr. Draper received the "Veterinarian of the Year" at the annual February 2014 Purina ProPlan Best in Show event. In addition, he has been honored as one of Atlanta's "Best Vets" in the November 2010 issue of Atlanta Magazine. He 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. Dr. Draper serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) and also serves on the Hill's Pet Food Veterinary Advisory Board.