Dr. Ripple graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She practiced at a small animal clinic in northern Minnesota for a few years before joining Banfield in 2011. She takes pride in providing the very highest level of health care to her patients-- the same standard she'd expect for any family member. Her goal is to be a compassionate doctor for both pets and their families and help dogs and cats live happy and healthy lives. Her pet family includes two grumpy old dogs, Dublin (Chihuahua mix) and Ryder (MinPin mix) and a young mischievous black and white cat named Mr. Ernesto or Ernie, for short. She enjoys spending time with family and friends camping, birding, and hiking outdoors.