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.