Helping You Every Step of Your Journey
We know that your pet is a member of your family, and we’ll be there to come to care for them in the comfort of your home. We focus on giving your pet the quality of life they deserve.
Alexandra Dahlgren, DVM, CHPV, CVA
Dr. Alexandra Dahlgren attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia in 2006. She practiced emergency medicine for a few years before moving to general practice, where she has been since 2008. She obtained certification for veterinary acupuncture (CVA) through Colorado State University in 2008 and has met many families of senior or geriatric pets while treating them for pain and other conditions in her practice.
She became more interested in hospice and palliative care for her patients and families through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Dahlgren obtained certification as a hospice and palliative care veterinarian (CHPV) in 2017. She is also certified as a Fear Free a veterinarian and is certified in Low Stress Handling. She strives not only to practice the most up-to-date and the highest quality of medicine but also to provide care that supports the emotional and mental health of our pets and their families.
Dr. Dahlgren lives just outside of Richmond with her husband and their two young sons. They also have two cats, Annapurna and Huckleberry, and two dogs, Ben and Pan. She enjoys mountain biking, running, hiking, and knitting in her free time.
Gail Mackay, LVT, CCRP, CTMT
Gail obtained her LVT from SUNY Delhi in NY in 1995. She has worked in many areas of veterinary medicine over the years and came to realize the need for physical rehabilitation for animals. In 2007, she obtained her CCRP, a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner from the University of Tennessee.
Gail has enjoyed helping dogs and cats recover from surgery, obtain more mobility, and have improved quality of life. She has always been interested in comfort therapy, which led her to become certified in massage therapy (CTMT) in 2017.