Dr. Rizzardi was born and raised in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, with one brother and one sister. He obtained his undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Post graduation, he moved to Colorado Springs to start his veterinary career, and joined Banfield Pet Hospital in Colorado Springs in 2009. Dr. Rizzardi is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, attending at least one game per year in person and watching as many other games as possible. His other interests include fantasy football, hiking, video games, and of course, saving lives.