Specialty: Aquatic

Kathleen Hartman is a senior staff veterinarian for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. Kathleen has been with USDA APHIS VS for over 19 years – first as an Aquaculture Epidemiologist and then as the Aquaculture Coordinator in Import/Export Services.   Kathleen is stationed in Ruskin, FL at the University of Florida, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory. She received a Masters from the University of Maryland (fish nutrition) and both a DVM and Ph.D. (aquatic animal pharmacokinetics) from Virginia Tech. She has a courtesy Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Florida, in the Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. She has served on the Technical Standards Committee, the Handbook Oversight and Revision Committee and the Professional Standards Committee of the American Fisheries Society-Fish Health Section and has been a certified AFS FHS Aquatic Animal Health Inspector.  She is a current member and Secretary on the board of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and is a Past President of the U.S. Aquaculture Society (USAS).