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About Capital Home Veterinary Care

About Capital Home Veterinary Care

Capital Home Veterinary Care was founded by Dr. Erin Dexter DVM in 2007.


Dr. Erin Dexter Buikema - Veterinarian

Dr. Dexter is a 2003 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree with Honors in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Dexter grew up on a farm in New England with many horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. She has worked as a small animal and equine veterinarian since graduation. She lives in Powhatan with her husband Matt, their two daughters Sydney and Abigail, their Rhodesian Ridgeback Reuben, Boston Terriers Benson and Barbary, and three kitties Manny, Minny and Stewart. Also on the farm are a miniature donkey named Dunkey, a Nubian goat named Sprinkles, and 5 chickens.

In 2007, after years of practicing in veterinary hospitals, Dr. Dexter founded Capital Home Veterinary Care LLC, a housecall practice, with the goal of providing exceptional veterinary care at an affordable price in the comfort of home.

"I started this practice because I wanted to offer a more personalized service for pet owners and a less stressful experience for their pets."

aprilDr. Alyssa Fenton

Dr. Alyssa Fenton is originally from Fairfax, VA and has lived and worked in the Richmond, VA area for the past ten years. She earned her BS in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech and is a 2005 graduate of the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include internal medicine, reproduction and pediatrics, and integrative medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Fenton is very active in dog sports with her Shetland Sheepdogs, including agility, obedience, conformation, herding and K9 Nosework. They enjoy hiking in the many parks in the area. She also shares her home with a precocious group of cats. Dr. Fenton is excited to provide low stress, at home care for you and your pets!


April Barnett – Veterinary Assistant

April grew up in Midlothian, Va and currently resides in Moseley, Va. She graduated from Virginia Intermont College in 2000 with her B.S. in Equine Studies. April has multiple years experience in being a veterinary assistant, as well as six years working at a large pet resort. She enjoys spending time at Lake Gaston camping with her husband, son, and corgi "Gizmo" as well as a Springer Spaniel "Smudge." She lives on a 32 acre horse farm where she has a pony "Haven" and barn cat "Ned."

"I love working for Capital Home Veterinary Care as we get to have close relationships with our clients and their pets. Our service is great for everyone, especially busy families, anxious pets and those in their geriatric years."

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