Ariel joined Banfield in 2011 as an intern and was hired as a veterinary assistant soon after. She graduated from Carrington College in 2012 with an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. She left Banfield in 2014 for an opportunity to help open a veterinary practice as the lead veterinary technician and after helping to establish the practice, decided that Banfield would hold more opportunities for her development and came back in 2015. Ariel is passionate about client education, creating a positive workplace culture for her fellow associates, and strives to always be learning and developing. In her free time, she enjoys cuddling with her cat, Hanzo, and her family's four dogs, Baxter, Penny, Daphne, and Gambit. She also enjoys going to concerts, cultural events, and festivals.