Kari Anderson, DVM, Dipl. ACVR

Professor of Medical Imaging, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Kari Anderson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-3762

Fax 612-624-0751

Lab Phone (612) 625-1200

Office Address:
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
1352 Boyd Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Lab Address:
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
1332 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Professor of Medical Imaging, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Radiology Residency, University of Tennessee, 1996-1999

DVM, University of Minnesota, 1993

BS, University of Minnesota, Morris, 1989

American College of Veterinary Radiology, 1999

North Carolina State University, Internship, 1993-1994


Dr. Anderson received her DVM in 1993 from the University of Minnesota and then completed a small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University.  She came back to a suburb of Minneapolis as an associate veterinarian in a small animal veterinary practice for two years.  She then completed her residency training in radiology at the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1999 and currently serves as the Section Chief of Medical Imaging.  Her special interests include clinical applications of radiology, ultrasound, CT and Nuclear Medicine.  Dr. Anderson achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) in 1999.

Professional Associations

American College of Veterinary Radiology

Radiological Society of North America

American Roentgen Ray Society

Minnesota Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound

American Veterinary Medical Association

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Anderson is interested in collaborating in clinical research trials utilizing diagnostic imaging.


Feeney DA, Jessen CR, Weichselbaum RC, Cronk DE and Anderson KL. Relationship between orally administered dose, surface gamma emissions and urine radioactivity over time in radioiodine-treated hyperthyroid cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research 64(10): 1242-1247; 2003.

Rudich SR, Feeney DA, Anderson KL and Walter PA. Computed tomography of brachial plexus masses in dogs. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 45(1):46-50; 2004.

Yoon J, Feeney DA, Cronk DE, Anderson KL and Ziegler LE. Computed tomographic evaluation of canine and feline mediastinal masses in 14 patients. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 45(6): 542-546; 2004.

Verna M, Turner TA, Anderson KL. Scintigraphic, radiographic, and thermographic appearance of the metacarpal and metatarsal regions of adult healthy horses treated with nonfocused extracorporeal shock wave therapy – a pilot study. Veterinary Therapeutics 6(3):268-76, 2005.

Feeney DA, Anderson KL, Ziegler LE, Jessen CR, Daubs BM, and Hardy RM. The statistical relevance of ultrasonographic criteria in the assessment of diffuse canine and feline liver disease. AJVR 69:212-221, 2008.

Seaman JA, Pluhar GE, Rose ND, Weinstein J, Guo H, and Anderson KL. Evaluation of scintigraphy to assess incorporation of intercalary cortical bone grafts in sheep. AJVR 70:1079-1086, 2009

Bentley RT, Ober CP, Anderson KL, Feeney DA, Naughton JF, Ohlefest JR, O-Sullivan MG, Miller MA, Constable PD, and Pluhar GE. Canine intracranial gliomas: Relationship between magnetic resonance imaging criteria and tumor type and grade. Vet J 198:463-471, 2013

Book Chapters:

Feeney DA and Anderson KL. Nuclear Imaging and Radiation Therapy in Thyroid Disease. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Thyroid Diseases 2007;37(4):799-821.

Feeney DA and Anderson KL. Radiographic Imaging in Urinary Tract Disease. In: Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals, Polzin DJ and Bartges J, eds; Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Anderson KL and Feeney DA. Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems: Diagnostic Imaging – Radiographic Imaging. In: Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Washabau RW and Day MJ, eds; ElSevier, 2012.


Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Anderson teaches in the DVM program during the non-clinical and clinical experiences. She provides clinical training for residents in diagnostic imaging and house officers in internship and non-imaging residency training programs.

Teaching Areas

Radiography of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, general abdomen and musculoskeletal system; sonography of the gastrointestinal and urogenital systems; clinical radiology and ultrasound for primary care veterinarians and specialists; residency training in diagnostic imaging


CVM 6903 Anatomy I (carnivore); CVM 6908 Anatomy II (ungulate); CVM 6935 Veterinary Imaging I; CVM 6947 Veterinary Imaging II; Clinical Rotations in Radiology (CVM 6668 and 6669) and Ultrasound (CVM 6651)



  • Diagnostic Imaging

Board Certifications

Diplomate ACVR

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic radiology; Ultrasound; Computed tomography; Nuclear medicine

Hospital Privileges

Small Animal and Large Animal Veterinary Medical Center; Piper Clinic; West Metro; Veterinary Referral Center