Compassionate In-Home Euthanasia and End-of-Life Care for Your Beloved Pet

Saying goodbye is never easy, but we’ll be there to guide you and your furry friend every step of the way. Trust us to provide gentle and compassionate in-home care during this difficult time.

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Welcome to Capital Home Veterinary Care!

We are a mobile housecall veterinary practice providing comprehensive health care services to companion animals in Richmond and surrounding counties of Henrico, Powhatan, Midlothian, Chesterfield and Goochland since 2007. Our goal is to provide life-long veterinary care for cats and dogs with compassion, commitment, and extraordinary service.

Capital Home Veterinary Care offers:

  • Routine preventive and Wellness care
  • Early detection and Treatment of a wide range of animal diseases
  • Full reference laboratory and Minor surgical care
  • In Home Pet Euthanasia & End Of Life Care

When the time comes, we also offer hospice care and private in-home pet euthanasia.

Capital Home Veterinary Care has the expertise to provide the veterinary care your pet needs. Most importantly, all of this is performed a few steps away from your home! Your pet no longer needs to travel to receive great medical care. There are no car rides or waiting room stressors with a mobile visit!

Please browse our website to learn more about the Veterinary Services we provide for companion animals. Read information about Our Staff, view our Pet Library, find helpful tutorials and videos, read testimonials, or request an appointment on the site. You can also read about our in-home pet euthanasia services and what to expect during an in-home pet euthanasia visit and watch a video to help guide you through the process.

Our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our services. Call or email Capital Home Veterinary Care today.

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Capital Home Veterinary Care is dedicated to providing peaceful cat and dog euthanasia in the privacy and stress-free environment of your home.

Euthanasia is both a blessing and a burden. For most people, it is one of the most difficult decisions they will make for their pets. If the quality of your pet’s life has diminished so that you are experiencing more bad days than good, then it may be time to consider easing your pet’s suffering. If you need some help making this decision we encourage you to call us so we can help asses the situation using our Quality of Life Scale.

We have earned a reputation for professional and personal attention and a gentle yet experienced touch, which is crucial at such a difficult time for pet owners and their beloved pets.

About The Procedure

A euthanasia housecall starts like any other appointment. We will gather some information and a brief history of your pet’s condition over the phone or email. Upon arrival, we will require consent paperwork to be signed.

The actual euthanasia procedure can be performed wherever you or your pet is most comfortable. Initially, an anesthetic injection is administered. This is done to prevent pain or anxiety and to ease your pet’s transition. Once they are very relaxed, an intravenous injection of a barbiturate euthanasia solution is administered that will provide a painless passing.

After The Procedure

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We help with the aftercare. We take your pet’s body once everyone has said their goodbyes. Aftercare is available in the form of private cremation or communal cremation. Please note that there is an extra handling fee for pets over 95 lbs.

Private Cremation

Your pet will be privately cremated and returned in a custom-engraved cedar wood urn.

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Communal Cremation

Your pet is cremated with other pets; cremains not returned.

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Please Note: Our Doctors at Capital Home Veterinary Care perform euthanasia only on pets who have an unmanageable disease or those with little quality of life remaining. We reserve the right to refuse euthanasia if we feel it is being chosen as a convenience option. We will not euthanize a patient with a manageable or treatable disease. If we determine that it is not time to euthanize your pet, a house call fee and quality of life examination charge will be assessed.


Lisa M.

I have been a client of Capital Home Vet and Dr. Dexter for YEARS. They just get better and better. I Love Capital Home Vet…. Fast text message replies, Fast local appointments and quick responses to urgent care questions….The follow up on ill furry family members is wonderful and caring. I highly recommend anyone that has one or more furry members contact the Capital Home Vet Services and get your appointments started now! You won’t want anyone else.

Alexander S

Cap Home Vet Care is awesome. I was in a situation where my elderly father who lives in an assistive living facility would not let me take Simon Pussycat to vet. He was so worried about parting from his beloved cat. So I was very relieved when when the team worked quickly and efficiently. They assured my dad and were wonderful with him.

Missy S

As a “Mom” of an aggressive cat, it’s embarrassing as when you have a child at outs in public. The Ladies that came to my house were amazing and not intimated by him at all. Thank you so much.

Jessica R.

As usual, our experience with Dr. Dexter, April and the staff was nothing short of stellar. They were on time, thorough, caring and explained everything to us so that we could make the best decisions for our family dogs.

Rose R.

Excellent, compassionate care for our animals! Appointments are easy to schedule and our animals do much better with the vet coming to us instead of dragging them to an office location. Highly recommend!

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