Ariel was born in New Haven and raised in West Haven with three dogs — a golden retriever and two Shih Tzus. She’s wanted to work with animals since she was in kindergarten and previously worked as the Animal Manager at Petco. Now, her favorite thing about working in veterinary medicine is being involved in making sure that animals are safe and healthy. Ariel is a self-proclaimed dog person, and has three dogs, two rabbits and a leopard gecko at home that she treats like her own children. When she isn’t at work, Ariel can usually be found walking her dog or spending time with friends.