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AZPetVet Beardsley Animal Hospital
AZPetVet Beardsley Animal Hospital is part of a family of more than twenty animal hospitals with one shared vision: to provide outstanding service and the best comprehensive care for our pet patients. Whether it’s routine wellness, medical, surgical, spay and neuter services or dental care, our veterinarians are here to provide loving care and treatment for the duration of your pet’s life.
Short-term or regular medication may be vital to maintaining your pet’s overall health, so staying current on prescriptions is important.
As part of our commitment to your pet’s health care needs, we offer interest-free payment plans (created in-house!) to meet every budget.
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.
I enjoy fishing, working out, woodworking, and most of all spending time with my lovely wife Lisa, daughter Arwen, and son Tarek. And of course, I always enjoy watching Cornhusker football!
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, my wife and I enjoy playing with our two daughters and our dog, Emma. I also enjoy hiking, watching sports, and fly fishing.
Dr. Michelle Costales
I am originally from southern California but as I moved to Arizona when I was four, I consider myself an Arizona native. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in 2014 from the University of Arizona and studied Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology. I went on to study Toxicology at Colorado State University, where I received my Masters. I graduated from Midwestern University in 2021 with my DVM before joining the AZPetVet Beardsley team. My veterinary interests include internal medicine, toxicology, surgery, and behavior.
In my free time I am with my friends, family, and dogs (Scout, Haisley, and Baxter), reading, or binge watching a show.
Dr. Katherine Cardenas
I grew up in Long Beach, CA and received my BS from UC Davis before attending Ross University where I earned my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While I was an undergraduate, I volunteered with 2 different shelter medicine programs, which grew my interest in the field. Following graduation, I moved back to Long Beach and worked as a full-time veterinary technician for a year, prior to beginning veterinary school. In practice I am most interested in cardiology, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. The opportunity to improve the health of patients on a daily basis, whether it be through medical intervention or preventative care, is what really gets me out of bed in the morning.
Outside of the office I love going out to find good food, or taking my dogs to the dog park to watch them play. My wife is a big fan of escape rooms so I usually get roped in to doing one every couple weeks. I've actually managed to become pretty good at escaping! My wife and I co-parent 5 dogs ranging from 10lbs to 60lbs. They keep us on our toes!
In my opinion, nothing is cuter than a sassy chihuahua, or any small dog. I grew up with 2 very sassy chihuahuas and developed such a love for them! Now that I have my own family of dogs, I was sure to adopt a chihuahua as the cherry on top! His name is Sprinkle and he has quickly become alpha of the pack!
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We recently moved to Tolleson but still make the drive to come to this office! The techs are all super friendly and thorough when it comes to explaining everything. We've been attended by all the vets at this office for the past 3 years and each and every one of them is knowledgeable, friendly, and I genuinely feel like they care about their patients. My dogs are my world, and it's awesome knowing their vets and vet techs care about their well being as well! Plus the interest free payment plan is amazing for bigger bills. I recommend this office to anyone in the area, even if I move an hour away, I'll keep coming back to this office!
The most attentive vet we have ever been to. Great experience.
As a first time patient I was blown away by the amazing customer service at Beardsley Animal Hospital. The staff were so kind and patient and took the time to answer all my questions and provide thorough notes for me to take home. I feel like I’ve finally found my forever vet and plan on bringing my dog and cat here for any future vet needs. Thank you so much for taking such great care of our cat!
Outstanding!!! The people at the clinic were very caring and careful with our little baby. They were extremely knowledgeable and continuously gave us updates as to how she was doing. We knew our puppy was in safe hands, they even called the next day to check on how she was doing. I love how trustworthy they are. The fact is these guys deeply care for the animals and go over the top to make their patients feel safe and help us stay in the loop of whatever is going on with our fur babies. I highly recommend this clinic and will continue to go here for any of my animal concerns. These guys are the very best!!
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. All my questions were answered ahead of time and the price I was quoted for my rabbit to be neutered was the price paid in the end. Communicated well throughout the procedure. I will definitely be referring friends and family