In-Home Veterinary Team

We care for your pet in the place they love most—home.

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

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 Mackay, LVT, CCRP, CTMT

Gail is Fear Free certified and uses this training to help dogs and cats recover from surgery, obtain increased mobility, and have improved quality of life and during palliative care.

Gail has always been interested in comfort therapy which led to her certification in massage therapy (CTMT) in 2017 and (MTrP) in 2021.

Gail lives near Richmond with her husband, 2 dogs, Angus and Keanu, and 2 cats, Luna and Sultan. She enjoys gardening, sailing, camping and volunteering at Porchlight Animal Sanctuary.

Emma Mason, LVT, KPA CTP

Emma Mason, LVT, KPA CTP

Emma is our hospice nurse and care coordinator and helps manage the care of our current patients. She started working in veterinary medicine as an assistant at the age of 18. She obtained her LVT in 2014 and has worked in many aspects of veterinary medicine including: emergency, surgery, general practice, and behavior. She has obtained elite fear free certification, low stress handling certification, and is a Karen Pryor academy certified training partner. She loves helping foster the human animal bond, and helping animals and humans live their best lives together.

Emma lives outside of Richmond with her husband and daughter. They have two horses (Henry and Donnie), two dogs (Wembley and Beula), and four cats (Edmund, Sylvia, Mort, and Spencer). In her free time Emma enjoys horse showing, hiking, and gardening.