Dr. Quincy Hawley

Dr. Quincy Hawley is the President of the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians and is currently working as a part-time veterinarian for Banfield Pet Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Hawley received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at N.C. A&T and his D.V.M. at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Dr. Hawley is currently in the process of starting his own professional speaking business – Dream Life Motivation – that will also offer life coaching and consulting services. He is also in the last stages of finishing his first book titled “Hard Work Ain’t Hard Work: How to Discover, Pursue, and Achieve Your Dream Life”.

Vice President

Dr. Andrea Gentry-Apple

Dr. Andrea Gentry is originally from Columbus, Ohio where, like many, her love for veterinary medicine began. Knowing that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine Dr. Gentry began looking for colleges and universities that had Animal Science/ Pre- Veterinary programs. She later found a home in Aggie Land, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she majored in Animal Science. During her undergraduate career, she joined several student organizations and later applied for the Food Animal Scholars program through North Carolina State. After she completing her undergraduate studies Dr. Gentry attended North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, focusing on food animal medicine. After veterinary school, she entered a Large Animal Rotating Internship at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Once completed she came back to her Aggie family and is now an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina A&T State University.


Dr. Carla Thomas

Dr. Carla Thomas is originally from Raleigh, but raised in Charlotte, NC. Knowing she wanted to practice veterinary medicine since childhood, She attended North Carolina A&T State University for undergraduate school to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas went on to attend North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2013. She currently practices in Wilmington, NC at A Country Veterinary Clinic.

Although veterinary medicine is her profession, Dr. Thomas has always enjoyed being able to mentor youth of all ages, especially young girls. She has a strong interest in community service and outreach, enabling her to serve as both a role model and mentor. In her free time, she also loves to serve in her church, travel, spend time with her family, and visit beaches.