The Village Vets of Lilburn Stone-Mountain


Cedar Village Animal Clinic, the first of The Village Vets practices, was opened in 1980 by Dr. Steven Soloway. Drs. Tyler and Draper purchased the practice on March 8, 2000, and moved the practice to its present location in October 2007. The practice name was changed to The Village Vets of Lilburn-Stone Mountain at that time since it is almost literally on the boundary of the two cities.

Our Vets


Dr. Françoise Tyler

Since 2000


"Dr. Fran" Tyler is an Atlanta native and is a 1984 Woodward Academy graduate. She attended the University of Georgia (UGA) prior to attending Tuskegee University's School of Veterinary Medicine. She was accepted to Tuskegee after only 3 years of undergraduate studies at UGA. After graduating from Tuskegee in 1991, she completed a small animal internship at UGA, and then returned to Atlanta where she's been practicing ever since. She loves dermatology, internal medicine, and exotic animal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to jazz, and taking long walks with her family.

Dr. Tyler has been honored as one of Atlanta's "Best Vets” in Atlanta magazine. 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.

Dr. Tyler married her classmate, Dr. Will Draper, in September, 1993. They have 4 children: son David (9/97), and daughters Tyler (5/99), Gabrielle (11/01), and Olivia (7/03). They also have 5 dogs (Max, Frank, Louie, Satchmo, and Eta James) and 2 cats (Zig-Zag, and Charlemagne).

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Dr. Carrie McColgan

Since 2010


Dr. Carrie McColgan grew up in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC in 1995. She 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 (2009) and Fineas (2011). They have two cats, John and Glitter Glamour ("Gigi"). She loves camping and spending time outdoors, running, yoga, riding, reading, and relaxing with her family and friends.

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Dr. Amanda Irish

Since 2010


Dr. Amanda Irish grew up in Augusta, GA where she began her veterinary career as a technician. She graduated the University of Georgia in 2005, and then from Tuskegee University of School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, and oncology. Her personal interests include scrapbooking, reading, working on cars, and traveling.

Dr. Irish and her husband, Mel, have two dogs, Zeus (great dane), Beaufort (greyhound mix) and two cats, Sam and Lou Lou.

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Dr. Brandi Flanagan

Since 2016


Dr. Brandi Flanagan grew up in Macon, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate studies. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Flanagan worked as an architect designing homes in the Atlanta area. Her love for animals and passion for science however is what lead her to change her career. She attended University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with highest honors and is a member of the Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Flanagan loves helping animals feel better and live longer, healthier lives. Her special interests include ultrasound, surgery and oncology. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cooking and spending time with her dog Bisous and her two kitties, Rocket and Luca.

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Dr. Samantha Roberts

Since 2017


Dr. Samantha Roberts grew up on a sheep farm in the small town of Purcellville, Virginia. She moved to Atlanta in 2004 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 2007. She later attended Georgia Tech for her pre-vet undergraduate studies, where she also started Tech’s Pre-Vet Club. Dr. Roberts graduated magna cum laude from University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her veterinary interests include clinical pathology, radiology, and dermatology.

Dr. Roberts lives in Chamblee with her husband Dan, daughter Olivia (2/16), and dog Rook, an English Shepherd. Her personal interests include running, art, photography, and spending time with her family.

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