Dr. Russell Johnsen
I grew up in a rural setting outside of Beatrice, Nebraska. A tennis scholarship led me to Hastings College, where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. In 2006, my 1996 tennis team had the honor of being inducted into the Hastings College Athletic Hall of Fame. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 2000, and soon afterward began my veterinary career here in Arizona. My experience and interests include general medicine and surgery.
In my free time, I enjoy camping and fishing with my loving wife Lisa and beautiful daughter, Arwen. Of course, I always enjoy watching Cornhusker football!
Dr. Jordan Gesimondo
I was born in Madrid, Spain, and grew up in the east valley. I was also a swimmer and swam for Northern Arizona University, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. I graduated from Colorado State University with a DVM in 2011. From there, I spent 3 years in Texas before coming home to the valley and joining the Beardsley Animal Hospital team. I continued my education and graduated with a Master's in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in January 2016. My primary interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and public health.
My hobbies include CrossFit, scuba diving, snowboarding, and spending time with my husband, new baby boy, and 2 dogs.
Dr. Tyler Padgett
Born and raised in Arizona, I attended Arizona State University for my undergraduate career, where I studied history and biology. I attended veterinary school at Western University in Southern California, where I earned my DVM in 2014 and joined the Beardsley team in June 2015. My veterinary interests include internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology, among others.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, playing cards, sports, and fly fishing. I also enjoy hanging out with my 12-year-old Labrador, Mad Dog.
Dr. Tiffany Riddle
I grew up surrounded by family in Champaign, IL, a small college town. I helped with the cows and barn chores at my grandpa's farm ever since I was little, and got my first pet from the Humane Society when I turned 18 years old. I discovered my true goals after volunteering at local shelters and rescues. I graduated from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine's inaugural Class of 2018.
I have two fur-kids at home, a 16-year-old female pit bull and a 6 year-old male Staffordshire mix. I also love goats and rats (‘rattie-tats’). My passion for community service is to spay and neuter animals to control the pet population and reduce community animal euthanasia due to homelessness.