A former graduate student in Dr. Joe Soares laboratory, Kathleen (Hughes) Hartman is now a national leader in the field of aquaculture. Dr. Hartman is the Aquaculture Program Leader for USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services and was featured in an article in "Fish Farming News."
Dr. Hartman received her MS from the University of Maryland and both her DVM and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She has served two consecutive terms on both the AVMA’s Food Safety Advisory Committee and the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee. Dr. Hartman is a current member of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and Past President of the U.S. Aquaculture Society.
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