Meet Our Team in Buckhead

The team at our Buckhead location is as good as they get. Our veterinarians are passionate about practicing veterinary medicine coupled with nurturing the human-animal bond, which plays an important role in every pet's overall health. Learn more about our talented team below or call us at (404) 924-8670 to set up an appointment and meet them in person!

Dr Krohne and Coleman

A team with over of combined experience:

Dr. Heather Krohne Operations Director

Since 2020

Dr. Krohne was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergraduate and veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and continued her education as a small animal intern at Mississippi State University before relocating to Atlanta in 2007. She has been working in the Buckhead area since August of 2007 and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Krohne lives in Marietta with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a tank of South American Discus fish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, scuba diving and gardening.

Dr. Camille Coleman

Since 2020

Dr. Camille Coleman is from Baton Rouge, LA and attended the University of Maryland for her bachelors degree.  She grew up with horses and volunteering with rescue groups and always knew she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine so she went to Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM, graduating in 2016. Her interests include internal medicine, preventative care and geriatric medicine.  In her free time she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, Jason, and dog, Tank.

Dr. Will Draper Practice Director

Since 2000

“Dr. Will” grew up in Inglewood, California. He graduated from Morningside High School in 1984, then attended Tuskegee University in Alabama (4th generation) for both undergraduate and veterinary medical studies. He received his DVM in 1991, followed by a 1-year internship at North Rockville Veterinary Hospital in Maryland. He moved to Atlanta in 1992, married veterinary school classmate Dr. Françoise Tyler in 1993, and together they founded The Village Vets in 2000. His special veterinary interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and practice management.

He 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 (which also includes his wife, Dr. Tyler). He has served on the board of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), and presently serves as a director on the board of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)- the first African-American to do since the organization was founded in 1933.

Dr. Will lives with his family in historic Inman Park, "Atlanta's first suburb". He's a big fan of Atlanta Braves baseball, United soccer, and Hawks basketball. In his leisure time he enjoys playing golf (with as many strokes as he can so he gets his money's worth), acrylic painting ("No patience for oils"), and considers himself a better-than-average singer and interior decorator. He is a true lover of all music- his passion is following the Dave Matthews Band, having attended over 55 shows to date.

He and his wife have four children: David, Tyler, Gabrielle, and Olivia. Four-legged kids include dogs Louie, Frank, Bella and Beauford- as well as "the boss", feline Charlemagne (Charlie).

Dr. Alissa Stephens

Since 2011

Dr. Alissa Stephens grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. In 2008, she graduated from Rutgers University and moved to Atlanta to complete an internship at Zoo Atlanta. She began vet school in 2011 at the University of Georgia and during the summer and winter breaks, worked as a vet assistant at TVV Buckhead. Dr. Stephens joined us as a vet in 2015. She is currently completing her certification in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. Her special interests include general surgery and acupuncture.

Dr. Stephens and her husband, Chris - practice manager at TVV - live in Canton with their four rescue dogs: Stitch, a Lab mix; Virginia, a Boxer/Anatolian Shepherd mix; Madison, a Pitbull mix; and Captain Jack, a German Shepherd mix.