Dr. Hovda was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and attended college at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia where she graduated with a B.S. degree in biology in 2011. She then went on to veterinary school at Texas A&M University, graduating in 2015. Dr. Hovda joined Banfield in the fall of 2016 after completing an equine hospital internship in Kentucky. She has a special interest in cardiology, anesthesiology, and exercise physiology. In her spare time, Dr. Hovda enjoys spending time with her horse and dog, visiting family in Minnesota, watching college football, and learning to sail.