Dr. Hovde has been a staff veterinarian at North Pen since 1995. She is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. She completed a Small Animal Emergency Critical Care Internship from Veterinary Emergency Service in Fresno, Ca. She is a member of VECCS, PVMA, AVMA, and IAAHPC. Currently, she works as a relief veterinarian at the San Jose City Shelter. She particularly enjoys geriatric medicine. Dr. Hovde lives with her cat Dino.