Our Veterinarians

Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic has a skilled team of veterinarians who welcome you to our practice, proudly serving the Chandler area.

At Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners, and the local community.

Dr. Christina Phillip at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in Chandler, AZ

Dr. Christina Phillip, Medical Director

Dr. Phillip is originally from northern Arizona, and is one of the rare Arizona natives that still reside in this state. She decided at a young age that her calling was to become a Veterinarian.

She attended Northern Arizona University for her undergraduate studies. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2001. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Phillip joined our staff at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in June of 2001. Dr. Phillip has developed special interests in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, and ultrasonography. She is a member of the American and Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Phillip has a passion for enhancing medicine, helping others, and building client relationships, which has led her to become our Medical Director in 2017.

Dr. Phillip resides in Gilbert with her husband, Dennis (who is also a Veterinarian) and their daughters Sara and Taylor. Their family also includes two dogs Winky and Homer. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and traveling.

Dr. Mike Gardetto at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in Chandler, AZ

Dr. Mike Gardetto, Associate DVM

Dr. Gardetto joined his brother at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in 1985 after graduating with his DVM from Colorado State University. He is a participating member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Mike lives in Queen Creek with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Jade Lanier at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in Chandler, AZ

Dr. Jade Lanier, Associate DVM

Dr. Lanier joined our family in June 2017. She grew up as an Air Force kid and mainly lived along the East Coast. Her family settled in South Dakota after retiring from the armed forces.

Dr. Lanier loved working with animals since she was a young. She decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in Veterinary medicine. She attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science and in 2012 with her Master’s Degree. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2017. Dr. Lanier enjoys ophthalmology and surgery.

Dr. Lanier moved to the Southwest to enjoy the warmer weather and now lives in Chandler with her cat Saki and her husky Renly. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and getting to explore the Phoenix area.

Dr. John Gardetto at Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in Chandler, AZ

Dr. John Gardetto, DVM, Founder

Dr. Gardetto opened Arizona Avenue Animal Clinic in 1981 and has served his patients as a veterinarian since 1978. He is a graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gardetto is also a participating member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Gardetto lives in Chandler with his Wife, Lynne, and dogs Forrest, Gracie, Amalie, Handsome, Lucy, Bandito, Shorty, Chili Bean, and a donkey named Speedy.