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. 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 – Practice Administrator
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."
Nicole Tacconi, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Nicole grew up in northern Virginia, where she lived with dogs and cats and spent her time riding her horse, Sweetie. She also worked as a vet assistant at a private practice vet clinic. She moved to Chicago in 2007 to earn her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology while also completing an internship at a private practice. In 2009 she moved to Richmond and worked at an emergency and specialty hospital for the last 9 years. Her passion for animals extends beyond those that live in the home. She has filled in doing sedated surgical procedures on various exotic animals at Richmond's Metro Zoo and traveled to Indonesia in the summer of 2017 to help build an orangutan sanctuary. She also has experience working at animal shelters and spay/neuter clinics around the Richmond area. Nicole lives in Richmond with her husband, Jeff, and two kids Ari and Avery. She also has two Great Pyrenees, Esme and Penny, and three cats, Jacko, Blackie and Morti. In her spare time Nicole loves to garden and spend time outside exploring nature with her kids. While Nicole loves emergency vet medicine, she is very excited to begin a new journey with a Capital Home Veterinary Care where she can get to know clients and their pets in a comfortable environment and at their convenience.
Kaitlyn McGee, Veterinary Assistant
Kaitlyn is a New Englander who has settled in Richmond City, Va. Her love and passion for animals started as a child and has prompted Kaitlyn to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is an active "Dog Mom" in the Richmond area and enjoys spending her days off with her fur-baby Legacee at the dog park or Carytown. She has over ten years of experience in the veterinary field and couldn't be happier working for Capital Home Veterinary Care.
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.