Ariel graduated from Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation of Philippines in 2017 with a degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. During his studies, he was the first in the cohort to bag the best thesis award in the entire university and was then drawn to the specialised field of orthopedic surgery.

Since young, Ariel helps out regularly with his family backyard swine farm, back home in Pangasinan. He has 2 years of experience in a small animal veterinary practice before venturing overseas – Singapore, joining CAS in 2019.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and running to keep his health goals on track. A good day in Ariel’s week would include ending casual drinking with friends in the night.