“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.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Neal earned a degree in animal science from Alcorn State University in Mississippi before receiving his veterinary doctorate from Tuskegee University in Alabama in 2004. He practiced small animal general practice and emergency medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada before relocating to Atlanta. Dr. Neal's professional passion is small animal emergency and critical care medicine.
Dr. Neal enjoys spending time with his three children, two dogs and one cat, and is also a big college football fan. He travels back to Haywood County, Tennessee to visit friends and family whenever he can.
Dr. Franco is an Atlanta native, and after graduating from Woodward Academy, she attended University of Pennsylvania where she received her undergraduate degree. Her veterinary studies were completed at the University of Georgia and she received her DVM in 2006. Dr. Franco is also conversant in Spanish and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Janine and her husband, Alan, live in Decatur with their daughter, Eden, and son, Lewis, as well as their cats, Riesling and Brown Guy, and their dog, Alfie.
Dr. Prather is originally from Orlando, Florida. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2003, she worked in emergency medicine for 2 years, before joining our team. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, emergency care, and working with shelter and rescue pets.
She and her husband, Donny, live in Oakhurst with their three children, Connor, Nicholas, and Katherine who all attend City Schools of Decatur. They also have two dogs, Ginger and Ashley, and one cat, Currie. In her free time, Dr. Prather enjoys spending time with her family, as well as yoga and reading.
Dr. Kaya S. Bryant was raised in Orange Park, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a minor in both Spanish and African American studies. In May 2020, she fulfilled her childhood dream by earning her DVM from Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include Fear- Free medicine, dentistry, and public health.
Dr. Bryant’s hobbies include practicing yoga, traveling the world, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Jones earned his bachelor and veterinary doctorate from Louisiana State University. He practiced exotic medicine in New Orleans and emergency medicine in Baton Rouge before relocating to Atlanta. Dr. Jones has a strong interest in small animal emergency and critical care medicine.
Dr. Jones spends his free time mountain climbing, camping, traveling the globe, and going to concerts. He also is an avid Saints and LSU Tiger fan.
Dr. Hand was born and raised in Texas, where she attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree. She received her DVM from Auburn University in 2019 and then moved to Atlanta to join The Village Vets team. Dr. Hand’s professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery.
In her free time, Dr. Hand enjoys traveling, outdoor activities (especially hiking and camping), and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs, Josie and Gracey.
Dr. McKinney grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at the University of Virginia, and graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Immediately after graduation, she joined a small animal general practice in Spartanburg, SC and settled in Atlanta in early 2020. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and working with geriatric animals.
Dr. McKinney and her husband, Chico, live in Clarkston with their 5 dogs (mostly beagles) and 2 cats. In her spare time Dr. McKinney enjoys hiking with her hounds, working out, and spending time with family at the beach.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Morgan went on to receive a degree in animal science from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS), where she was a member of the Wildcats volleyball squad. After earning her DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, she began a one-year internship at a veterinary referral and emergency hospital in Texas. Small animal emergency/critical care and surgery are her professional interests.
Some personal interests include spending time with her family and friends, playing and watching sports, trying new restaurants, painting, and enjoying the company of her dogs.
Originally from Manchester, England, Dr. Calcutt received his DVM from St. George’s University, Grenada in 2008. Following two successful years working at an animal hospital in Chicago, he and his family moved to Decatur in 2010 so that his wife, Sarah, could pursue her career at Emory University.
Dr. Calcutt has travelled extensively, enjoying many aspects of veterinary medicine - from darting lions in Uganda to rehabilitating orangutans in Borneo. It was during his time in Africa where he was studying Great White Sharks that he met his wife, Sarah.
His personal interests include flying, scuba diving, soccer, lazy walks with his Labradoodle, Tusker, and spending quality time with his two sons, Greyson and Heath. Dr. Calcutt especially enjoys the successes of both his “home” team, Manchester United and, of course, Atlanta United.
Dr. Hines is a native of Columbus, Georgia. After completing her bachelor's degree in animal science at Tuskegee University, she went on to pursue a DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2019, Dr. Hines completed an internship at a referral and emergency hospital in Texas. She enjoys surgery, as well as emergency and critical care medicine. Her personal interests include anything artsy, sunflowers, and tacos! She especially loves spoiling her bird and three dogs!
Dr. Robert “Trey” Cotton III is an Atlanta, GA native. He attended Tuskegee University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, and in 2017 received his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After vet school he completed a small animal rotating internship at IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, IN followed by an avian/exotic specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. Dr. Cotton then moved back to Atlanta to practice small animal emergency medicine and avian/exotic animal medicine. His professional interests include exotic animal medicine/surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and practice leadership.
Dr. Cotton and his wife Grace reside in West Midtown. In their free time, they both enjoy watching movies, spending time with their family, riding their bikes in Atlanta’s parks, and trying new restaurants!