Who We Are

A few words about us...

What can we do, from the minute to the magnificent, to make your pet better today?

This is the motto by which we live at Aspen Commons Animal Hospital, a vet clinic serving the Aurora and Southeast Denver communities.

Caring for animals isn’t just a job to us. It’s our passion. Seeing your pet go from sick to full health again, and being a part of the special journey you both share together is what inspires us and drives us to always do our very best in everything we do.

At Aspen Commons, an Aurora veterinarian, you’ll notice a difference from the first moment you step foot in our clinic.

You won’t find a stuffy, crowded waiting room here or be brushed off by unfriendly staff that are too busy to be bothered. You won’t be rushed in and out of the exam room or feel ignored, unheard and unappreciated.

To the contrary – you will always feel welcome…as if you’re right at home and part of the family. Because that’s exactly what you are!

You can expect your pet to receive the royal treatment whenever he or she is in our care, whether it’s for a simple checkup or a complex, life saving procedure.

Soft yoga pads are used to provide footing on the tables and the floor, and our team will take all the time necessary to make your loved one feel safe, comfortable and at ease. And treats? At Aspen Commons, we’re treat maniacs!

We want to make sure that not only are trips to the vet a positive experience for your companion, but something he or she actually looks forward to!

We approach veterinary care differently than other clinics in the Southeast Denver and Aurora area.

We feel like we are the old fashioned family doctor, a small town island in the big city. Where you’ll receive state of the art care and modern treatment options with a down home, welcoming feel.

A place where you and your loved one will be treated as if you were the most important person and pet we’ve ever worked with – because you are!

If you’re ever in the neighborhood, feel free to stop in any time. We can’t wait to meet you!


  • They Like Our Service

    What our clients have to say...

    • That GuyThat Guy

      Couldn't be any happier with Aspen Commons. Everyone genuinely cares about their jobs and it is clear that they love animals. Dr. James has great bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. They also love to give out treats to make your pets feel more comfortable during their visit. Polar opposite experience with this vet than another one that I tried in the area. Prices are fair and they won't try to pull a fast one and say that they didn't receive your pet's records so they can do a bunch of unnecessary tests to drive up the cost of the bill, like another vet in the area (see my other review). This is definitely my new vet and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

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    • Paul HigginsPaul Higgins

      We worked with another local vet for over thirty years, when he retired the prospect of finding another that our Schnauzer would approve of was daunting. Lo and behold comes Bob James, the "Burt" of "Burt and Ernie" (the retiring Vet) . We, as hopefully most others, look at our pet just as "One of the kids..." that is not just thrown into someones care without careful consideration of just who is prodding around on their little bodies. Bob and their staff have been nothing short of exemplary professional service with a personal attention that is second to none. it is just comforting to know that this person and staff are giving our "kids" the same love and care that we give them ourselves . It is easy to put value on that, difficult to put a price. I wish there were a few more people in the world like him, but that is what makes him stand out better, I guess.
      Lord Bless him, his staff and his business

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    • Larry SessionsLarry Sessions

      Dr. James and staff have cared for my five dogs (and 1 cat) for at least 30 years and I have always been pleased and thankful for the high level of service and compassion. I dread the day the doctor retires because we feel that he is the best around. We love Aspen Commons.

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    • Debbie PerlmutterDebbie Perlmutter

      Excellent care and everyone was friendly and competent. Wonderful office! Dr. James is very kind and very knowledgeable. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his staff.

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    • Me AnonymousMe Anonymous

      I’v had 2 people recommend him to me , so we finally went in and became a lifelong patient of his. He’s genuine and amazing and a rare find. My dog battled a porcupine and lost, they were able to take me in within an hour of calling. Dr. James is incredible, throrough and has probably seen it all. We’ve seen him for a paw infection, ear infection and vaccines. He has little furry 4 legged nurses in the back that he’s no doubt rescued that keep your pet company . He’s understanding, and takes his time with everything that he does. He’s the best , and I’m blessed to have found him.

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    • Jessie G.Jessie G.

      First time here and I have to say it's such a relief to have found such a great vet. My cat is very skittish but both the vet and assistant were so good... Read More

    • Mariapaz J.Mariapaz J.

      I called at 9 am on a sat that my cat was having some bladder issues and they saw us at 10 am same day... even though they were busy. The staff and dr james... Read More

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