Aspentree Animal Caring Center

AspenTree has been providing quality compassionate veterinary care for the dogs and cats of Durango since the spring of 1997. Proudly led by Becky James, DVM, our team provides full service veterinary care - medicine, surgery, and dentistry - for all stages of your pet's life. We strongly believe that although they have 4 legs, our pets are true family members and should be treated as such - with the best in loving care.

AspenTree is also deeply dedicated to preventing pet overpopulation, and works closely with both the local feral cat "catch-neuter-release" program, as well as Dogster's Fund/D'Snip spay and neuter program, a not-for-profit organization. D'Snip provides funding for less fortunate pet owners who still wish to "do the right thing" and alter their pets.

AspenTree is available for your pet's health care needs Monday through Friday from 8am - 5:30pm and provides emergency services 24 hours a day.
  • 42 County Road 250 Unit 200
  • Durango,CO 81301
  • Phone: (970) 382-0100
  • Fax: (970) 385-4945
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  • Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-5:30PM
  • Sat & Sun: Closed
  • Becky James DVM

    Becky James, DVM

    Veterinarian, Practice Owner

    Dr. Becky graduated with honors from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She practiced at a mixed animal practice in Jackson, California for 6 years before moving to Durango and establishing AspenTree Animal Caring Center.

    She loves running and hiking with her 4 dogs Baxter, Woodrow, Madison and Sienna, and trail riding with her 2 horses Amigo and Gracie.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1991
    University of California Davis
  • Jennifer Deming, DVM


    Dr. Jennifer Deming is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She Practiced in her native state of oregon for 10 years before relocating to Durango with her college sweetheart and 2 children.

    Professional interests include ophthalmology, nutrition, analgesia/anesthesia, and soft tissue surgery.

    When shes not at the clinic Dr. Jenn enjoys trail running, gourmet cooking, hiking, and enjoying all things Durango with her family - including cats Fujita and Toonces, and dog Leia.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Colorado State University
  • Sam

    -with Saphira
    I grew up in Oregon in a ranching environment. I moved to Durango about 10 years ago and liked it enough to keep coming back. I have a great family with both 2-legged and 4-legged kids, and since everyone loves Durango we have decided this is where we want to be. Of course, I love animals of all kinds and can't imagine working anywhere else.
  • Taura

    -with Cesha & Levi
    I graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1992. I have been with AspenTree since 2001. I have been doing this for a pretty long time and still enjoy what I do very much. Animals give us everything unconditionally. They deserve anything and everything we can do and give to make their lives complete and filled with unconditional love in return. When I am not working I fill my time with my own animals and family. I have several four legged children and a little boy. We love being outdoors often with most of what we do. My husband and I love teaching and showing my son things about all animals.  Seeing his love of animals grow makes me feel very complete.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2001
    Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
  • Jenny

    -with Casey
    I am new to Durango, moving here with my husband in February 2011. I grew up in Tomball, TX, where I managed a veterinary clinic for the past 8 years. I graduated from Texas A & M University in 2000, with a degree in Anthropology. However, my love of animals made me better suited for life in a veterinary clinic. I love it! I have 2 kitties with me in Durango, and a menagerie still living with my parents in Texas. Eventually, with a big enough house (and a willing husband) I would love to have them all here with me!
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Texas A&M University
  • Kylie

    Kylie joined Aspen Tree in March of 2015 after moving back to Durango from Homer Alaska where she worked in a small and large animal vet clinic.  She grew up knowing she had to work with animals.  Graduating from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Biology she spent the next few years traveling, researching Orca whales, rehabilitating seals and releasing them back into the wild, and graduating Vet Tech school.  Animals are her love and passion and Durango is home.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 29, 2015
    Vet Tech School, Ft. Lewis College
    hiking with her dog Cedar, snowboarding, mountain biking, rafting and spending time outside with the people and animals she loves