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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."

Dr Morris

Dr. Jennifer Morris - Veterinarian

Dr. Morris is originally from Seattle, Washington. She first moved to Virginia for undergraduate study at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in biology in 2003. She returned back to the West Coast and earned her Veterinary degree at Washington State University in 2008. She completed an internship in small animal emergency medicine, and for that past ten years she has worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian in the Richmond area. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Madeline and Eleanor. She always has a herd of pets around the house, currently including an Australian Shepherd named Muddy and two cats, Isabelle and Maizy Jane. 

She is excited about practicing mobile veterinary medicine at Capital Home Veterinary Care and forming relationship with pets and their owners in the comfort of their home. She loves all aspect of veterinary medicine but has special interest in nutrition and injury rehabilitation. 


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."


Alison McCormack, Veterinary Assistant

Alison grew up in Chesterfield, VA and currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University where she will receive her B.S. in Biology with a pre-veterinary track. After graduation from VCU, she hopes to attend a veterinary school where she can specialize in aquatic animal care. She is an avid animal lover, and currently has a beagle mix “Chacha”, beautiful Betta fish “Gavin”, and two dwarf roborovski hamsters “Sir Hammy” and “Duke McHamster”. Outside of animal care, Alison loves to travel and scuba dive, as well as raise awareness for ocean conservation.


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