Angela is originally from Virginia in the USA and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry in 1988 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. This led to her working in a research laboratory in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Biochemist for 4 years. She then pursued a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UCD), and graduated in 1999. While attending vet school, she was employed as an ICU nursing technician at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UCD. She soon discovered her interest in diagnostic imaging after receiving her first lectures in the physics of radiology. After completing her veterinary degree, Dr. Hartman practiced as a general practitioner in a small animal practice for 1.5 years before being accepted for the 4-year radiology residency at UC Davis and obtaining her diplomat status in the American College of Veterinary Radiologists in 2003.
She remained as clinical faculty at UC Davis for 8 months prior to immigrating to New Zealand to take a position as clinician/lecturer in radiology at Massey University for 9 years. She now practices privately both internationally and domestically via teleradiology and short term lectures and provides on-site support to local clinics in the Nelson region as well as Universities in New Zealand, Australia, and India. Living outside of Nelson, New Zealand on a small animal rescue farm with her family, her goal is to benefit as many patients and pet owners as possible by providing diagnostic imaging support and training to veterinary students and veterinarians in New Zealand and abroad.