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About Us

Our Mission

Home Together Veterinary Services was founded to provide compassionate and thoughtful care for aging pets and their people. We spend time with our patients and their families, so we can better formulate treatment options that reflect the needs of the animal and the goals and wishes of you, the in-home caregivers. 


We believe that communication, respect, and collaboration with our clients leads to better outcomes for our animal patients. We provide support for our clients, as they process the experiences and emotions of caring for and saying goodbye to their beloved companions.

Our Team

Who We Are


Ashley Portmann

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Ashley Portmann graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and spent the first 8 years of her career as a small animal general practitioner. Practicing in Denver and Oregon, Ashley loved seeing the strong and special bonds between her human clients and their animal companions. In the spring of 2018, she established Home Together Veterinary Services to pursue her passion for geriatric and aging pets.


To further her knowledge, Ashley completed continuing education courses and case studies through the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC.) In 2019, she officially became a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian (CHPV), making her one of only 2 certified hospice vets on the Western Slope!

Ashley and her husband moved to Gunnison in 2018 and have loved being part of this vibrant and cohesive community. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, yoga, cooking, and exploring all the beautiful places of Colorado. Her animal inspirations are her pets: dogs Twinkie and Daisy Mae, and 4 crazy cats: Walter, Marvin, Jolene, and Millhouse.


Veterinary Nurse

Angela has been in the veterinary field for 7 years and has worked with everything from dogs and cats, to birds of prey and giraffes. She has chosen to work in the veterinary industry because simply stated - she loves all creatures great and small. She looks to work on her toes and likes to work in an ever-changing environment where she is constantly forced to think on her feet, learn new things, and is encouraged to never settle for anything less than the most excellent care. She wants to continue expanding her knowledge and practicing what she loves for the rest of her life, and this industry provides and feeds that need.

Angela grew up in the Gunnison Valley and is excited to have found her way back and be able to provide the utmost excellent service for the community and their companions with Dr. Portmann and the Home Together team.


Office Assistant

Kristen is our wonderful office assistant.  She has been in the veterinary field for 15 years and loves working with pets and their owners. Kristen is a mom of four who enjoys spending time with her family.  

She is originally from Utah and is now enjoying all that Colorado has to offer year-round.  She has two furry family members, Freya the border collie and George the golden retriever. 

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