CT Scans

CT scanning (Computed Tomography) is an advanced medical tool that is not commonly available in veterinary practices, but is available at Southview Animal Hospital!  CT images are made by rotating an X-ray tube around an animal while multiple exposures are recorded on an array of X-ray detectors.  The X-ray beam is narrow, transversing a very small volume or “slice” of tissue as it moves through an arc of 360º. A slice thickness is generally 2-5 mm. A computer processes, digitizes, and stores the electrical signal.  A series of images is created which can then be evaluated by the doctor. Our CT scanner allows the doctor to rotate the computer generated image in 3D, allowing for a complete view of the scanned area.

Southview Animal Hospital is pleased to offer in-house CT scanning. The advanced computer systems allow for scans to be completed quickly.  CT has much greater resolution than plain radiography or ultrasound and therefore, is an important tool for diagnosing and staging diseases.  We are often able to detect disease on CT that is not visible on ultrasound or plain radiographs, thereby improving our diagnostic accuracy.

For most pets, general anesthesia is required for a CTscan, as the patient must remain absolutely still during the entire procedure. For more information, please give us a call. 651-455-2258


New Clients

Southview Animal Hospital is happy to welcome new clients. Complete our New Client Form online, or contact us today to learn more about our clinic.



Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday7:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday8:00am – 5:00pm

Urgent Care Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00pm - Midnight
Sat – Sun: 5:00pm – Midnight


Our Services

We offer a wide range of services including medical, surgical and preventive health care needs for your pets so they live longer, happier lives.