Neurologist, BluePearl Columbia
Dr. Draper earned his BS in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University and his DVM from Ross University. He was an associate in a Small Animal General Practice in Illinois for a time before matriculating to Texas A&M University for his Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship. He then completed a Neurology Specialty Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. Dr. Draper completed his residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in 2012. Dr. Draper joined the veterinary staff at BluePearl Columbia (previously the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina) as Chief of the Neurology/Neurosurgery service in August of 2012 and became Medical Director in 2019. Dr. Draper is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Neurology sub-specialty. He has completed the requirements for his Neurosurgery Certificate of Training and is permitted to perform the Cervical Disk Arthroplasty (CDA) surgical correction for Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome). Dr. Draper has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally at conferences and at academic institutions. Dr. Draper goes home to his lovely wife Charla, 2 daughters (Vera, 12 years, and Reagan, 10 years), 2 sons (Sully and Porter, 7 year old twins), Marbles and Bob Ross the family cats, Pete the farm dog, and their horses Blue, Rocks, Monty, Bea, Bonnie, and Kaz. He enjoys traveling, golf, homebrewing, and collegiate athletics in his spare time.