Please take a few minutes to explore our website and get to know us better. Southview Animal Clinic was established in 1979 by Dr. Philip Gustafson. Dr. Gustafson is a graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving his degree, he spent one year in a 4-doctor practice in Miami, Florida, and four years with Dr. Dale Briley on Army Post Road. After gaining extensive experience in medicine and surgery from these two busy practices, he started his own veterinary clinic. Southview Animal Clinic has been at the same location in the south side of Des Moines, IA since then.