Our Team

Elizabeth A. Gray, DVM


Dr. Elizabeth Gray was born in Kentucky and graduated from the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She began working at Hope Mills Road Animal Hospital in 1999 and left in 2001. In 2008, she returned with her son and has since purchased the practice in 2017. Dr. Gray is grateful to have a dedicated and supportive staff that provides excellent care to their patients and the community.

At home, she shares her space with three dogs and two cats, and she enjoys training her dog for Rally courses. In her free time, Dr. Gray participates in mission work in Honduras and loves to go diving whenever possible.

Melanie J. Silvious, D.V.M.


Dr. Melanie Silvious is originally from upstate New York, but she moved to North Carolina to attend the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2003, Dr. Silvious started working at Hope Mills Road Animal Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dogs, cats, and guinea pigs.

Front Desk Support Staff


Business Manager

Barbara has been with HMRAH as the Business Manager since 1996. She moved to Fayetteville from Key West, Florida in 1989 and has been working in the Veterinary Management Field since that time. She finds working closely with clients and their pets very rewarding and could not imagine spending her workdays anywhere else. When not behind the front desk at the clinic she enjoys time spent at the beach.


Office Manager

Melody has been working in the veterinary field since 1986. First in Maryland, then 1 year at Animal Urgent Care, and finally here at HMRAH (since 1992). She has served in several capacities – kennel attendent, veterinary assistant, receptionist, and office manager. Melody is always ready to chip in in any area of the practice. She is pleased and willing to share her knowledge and expertise with both our staff and our clients. She and her husband, Brian, have both dogs and cats at home.


 Client Service Representative

Dorothy was born and raised in North Carolina. She started working at HMRAH in August, 2011 as weekend kennel technician, graduated to full-time kennel tech and has stepped up as of 2014 to become a valued veterinary assistant and surgery assistant.


Client Service Representative


Client Service Representative


Client Service Representative


Client Service Representative

Veterinarian Support Staff


Veterinary Assistant

Sam has been working here at HMRAH for over 10 years now, and she has 2 dogs and 3 cats. Samantha is our primary surgery assistant and senior veterinary assistant.


Veterinary Assistant

Amara has been working here at HMRAH for quite some time now, and she loves helping and caring for animals. Amara is a valued team member and veterinary assistant.


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Kennel Support Staff


Kennel Assistant/Bather

Gretta has been here at HMRAH for over 8 years now. She has one dog named Pete and 2 children. She enjoys working with animals and the animals adore her. We suspect that she hides treats in her pockets!



Kennel Assistant

Mrs. Tishell

Clinic Cat