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Kathleen HartmanKathleen H. Hartman, D.V.M., Ph.D.
USDA-APHIS-VS Aquaculture Epidemiologist
Courtesy Assistant Professor,
UF Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

Telephone:  (813) 671-5230 x119



Ph.D., Veterinary Medical Sciences, 2003, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech

D.V.M., 1999, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech

M.S., Animal Science, 1996, University of Maryland at College Park

B.A., English Creative Writing; Minor, Biology 1992, Sweet Briar College

Dr. Kathleen Hartman is an Aquaculture Epidemiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture--Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), Veterinary Services stationed at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory.  She has a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  Her Masterís thesis research topic was in hybrid striped bass nutrition and phosphorous utilization.  She also has a veterinary degree and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.  Her doctorate research was on oxytetracycline (OTC) pharmacology in summer flounder maintained a different salinity levels and health status.  Currently, she works closely with ornamental fish producers, faculty at the University of Florida, area veterinarians, statisticians and economists to assist in diagnosis and control of exotic and domestic diseases of ornamental fish stocks and other aquatic animals.  She also has a courtesy assistant professor faculty position at the University of Florida, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 

Carlos Martinez, Kathleen Hartman, Ruth Francis-Floyd, Michael Stoskopf, and Scott Graves at Aquaculture 2004 in Hawaii

Craig Watson, Carlos Martinez, Scott Graves, and Kathleen Hartman enjoy the social aspects of Aquaculture 2004 in Hawaii

Kathleen Hartman and Roy Yanong in Seattle, Washington (January 2004)

Kathleen Hartman in Washington (2004)

Kathleen Hartman with seine catch at koi farm

Kathleen Hartman examines salmon net pens in Bay of Fundi, Newfoundland, Canada (1999)


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