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Lynn Hovda, RPh, DVM, MS, DACVIM

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Director of Veterinary Services

Lynn Hovda, RPh, DVM, MS, DACVIMDr. Lynn Hovda is the Director of Veterinary Services with SafetyCall International and Pet Poison Helpline (PPH). She is also an 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 and a BS in Veterinary Science from the University of Minnesota. 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 holds Pharmacy Board licensure in Minnesota and North Dakota and Veterinary Board licensure in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. She has published scientific articles and book chapters, presented scientific abstracts and invited presentations, and participated in numerous educational proceedings for lay groups. She holds memberships in several professional, scientific, and civic organizations and has served on committees for the American Veterinarian Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American Association of Poison Control Centers, Association of Racing Commissioners, and the American Association of Racing Veterinarians. Her educational and research interests include plants and plant related toxicities, pharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetics, prevention and treatment of pesticide and farm chemical related exposures, and race track associated injuries. When not working, Dr. Hovda lives in rural Minnesota with her family, nine or ten horses, five cats, three dogs, and a herd of goldfish.

Abstracts

Hovda LR, MaManus AC. Yohimbine for treatment of amitraz poisoning in dogs. Vet Hum Tox 1993;35(4):329.

Brutlag AG, Hovda LR, Della Ripa MA. Corneal ulceration following Walkingstick envenomation. Abstract presentation, North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. September 2008. Published in Clinical Toxicology 2008;46(7):621.

Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda L, Brutlag AG. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2010.

Khorzad S, Lee JA, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

Lancaster AR, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Sleep aid toxicosis in dogs: 317 cases (2004-2010). Abstract presentation, IVECCS, 2011.

Book Chapters

Hovda LR. Common Plant Toxicities. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Hovda LR. Street Drug Toxicity. In Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, 2010.

Hovda LR. Antidotes and Other Useful Drugs. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. Expected year of publication January 2011.

Peterson M, Hovda LR. Bufo Toads. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 376-381.

Adams C, Hovda LR. Wasps, Hornets, Bees. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 404-408.

Adams C, Hovda LR. Bromethalin. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 769-774.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Oxalates – Insoluble. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 720-729.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Oxalates – Soluble. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 730-736.

Cargill E, Hovda LR. Rhododendrons. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 737-742.

Martinson K, Hovda LR. Yews. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 750-755.

Martinson K, Hovda LR. Lilies. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Compaion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 705-710.

Hovda LR. Miscellaneous Hallucinogens and Dissociative Agents. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 237-244.

Hovda LR. Opioids. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 245-253.

Books

Martinson K, Hovda LR, Murphy M. Plants Poisonous or Harmful to Horses in the North Central United States. University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Racing Commission, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Martinson K, Becker R, Hovda LR, Murphy M. Plants commonly found in established Minnesota horse pastures. University of Minnesota Extension publication. 2009.

Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Publications

Trim CM, Adams JG, Hovda LR. Failure of xylazine to induce anesthesia in two horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1987;190(2):201-202.

Hovda LR, McGuirk SM, Lunn DP. Total parenteral nutrition in a neonatal llama. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1990;196(2):319-322.

Hovda LR, Shaftoe S, Rose ML, Clemmons LH. Mediastinal squamous cell carcinoma and thyroid carcinoma in an aged horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1990;197(9):1187-1189.

Hovda LR, Gordon BG, Finney D, et al. Transient hypogammaglobulinemia in a family of Arabian horses. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1992;200:289-293.

Geor RJ, Becker RL, Kanara EW, Hovda LR, et al. Toxicosis in horses after ingestion of hoary alyssum. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1992;201(1):63-67.

Kaplan MI, Lee J, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Adverse effects associated with inadvertent intravenous penicillin G procaine-penicillin G benzathine administration in 2 dogs and a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(4): 507-510.

Gray S, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Brutlag A. Zinc phosphide rodenticide toxicity in dogs: 362 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(5):646-51.

Peterson K, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Potential phenylpropanolamine toxicosis in dogs: 170 cases (2004-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;239(11):1463-1469.

Lancaster A, Lee JA, Hovda LR, et al. Sleep aid toxicosis in dogs: 317 cases (2004-2010). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(6):658-665.

Fernandez AL, Lee JA, Rahilly L, Hovda LR, Brutlag AB, Engebretsen K. The use of intravenous lipid emulsions as an antidote in veterinary toxicology: a review. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2011;21(4):309-320.

Reinker LN, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Rishniw M. Clinical Signs of Cardiovascular Effects Secondary to Suspected Pimobendan Toxicosis in 5 dogs. J Am An Hosp Assoc 2012;48(4):1-6.

Khorzad R, Lee JA, Hovda LR, Whelan M, et al. Baclofen toxicosis in dogs and cats: 145 cases (2004-2010). Accepted, pending publication in JAVMA.

Thomas DE, Lee JA, Hovda LR. Toxicosis from Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants: 314 dogs (2005-2010). Accepted, pending publication in JVECC.

Pugh CM, Lee JA, Bloch CP, Sweeney J, Hovda LR. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) toxicosis in cats: 33 cases (2004-2010). Accepted JVECC, pending publication in 2013.