VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina

William Draper, DVM, DACVIM/Neurology, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
Departments: Neurology


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 the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina in August of 2012.​

Dr. Draper is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Neurology sub-specialty.  He has completed the requirements for his Neurosurgery Certificate of Training and is certified 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, 5 years, and Reagan, 4 years), 2 sons (Sully and Porter, 1 year old twins), Axl the family cat, Pete the farm dog, their quarter horse Bea, and Chase the mini pony.  He enjoys traveling, golf, home-brewing, and collegiate athletics in his spare time.

Dr. Draper is the only Board Certified Neurologist/Neurosurgeon in South Carolina currently offering Cervical Disc Arthroplasty.  Patients with suspected Wobbler Syndrome can be referred to Dr. Draper at the VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina.




General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina is open Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM; Saturday 8 AM-3 PM; closed on Sundays. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 803-798-0803. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
3912 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-798-0803

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If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to the following 24/7/365 veterinary emergency hospital in our vicinity:

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210