Hovan is a breeder, exhibitor, and judge of Golden Retrievers, and serves on the
Board of Directors of the OFA. http://www.offa.org/hovanart.pdf
As a canine health and genetics writer, she has won the Veterinary Information Network Health Education Award.
2002 Dog Writers Association of America Special Award Winner The Veterinary Information Network Health Education Award:
Winner: Rhonda Hovan This award recognizes the individual article which best educates and informs the dog owning public about technical advances and innovations in canine veterinary medicine. The 2001 recipient, Rhonda Hovan, received the award for her piece entitled, "Perspectives: The Future of Dog Breeding", published in the May issue of Golden Retriever News