Lynn Hovda, DVM, RPh, MS, BS, ACVIM

Director of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lynn Hovda is the Director of Veterinary Medicine with SafetyCall International and Pet Poison Helpline (PPH). She is also an associate adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the Chief Commission Veterinarian for the Minnesota Racing Commission. Dr. Hovda received a BS in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota and followed this with an internship at the University of Georgia and a three-year internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hovda received a Master of Science in Veterinary Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). She has published scientific articles and book chapters, presented scientific abstracts and invited presentations, participated in numerous educational proceedings for lay groups, and served on many professional committees. Dr. Hovda’s educational and research interests include plants and plant related toxicities, pharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetics, pesticide and farm chemical related exposures, and racetrack associated injuries. Her personal interests include gardening, downhill skiing and snow shoeing, scuba diving, and travel. She lives in rural Minnesota with her family, four horses, three barn cats, a very pampered house cat, several dogs, including a spoiled yellow Labrador and two exceptional Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a herd of goldfish.