Spotlight Series: Dr. Misty Gray

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Misty Gray, DVM. Dr. Gray completed her internship with our practice in 2008 and stayed on as an associate. Her interests lie with reproduction, acupuncture, and chiropractic. Dr. Gray has two adorable sons Jesse and Tyler, who will make an appearance this week!

Q: Tell me about your first meaningful memory with an animal.
A: I grew up in a very small community in North Louisiana where family and friends were incredibly important. I have so many fond memories of my childhood and animals are intertwined in almost all of those memories. Probably my first meaningful memory of animal love comes from my Great Uncle Fred. I was the first grandchild and appropriately spoiled. Every year for Easter, Uncle Fred would bring me either a duckling or a baby bunny. My parents were good sports about it. My ducklings were always named “Peep Peep” and they would follow me around the house and the yard. I would even sneak them into my bedroom at night. The bunnies always had bakery themed names… Muffin, Cupcake, etc.  

Q: Do you remember a specific moment when you decided you wanted to be an equine vet?
A: I went to vet school planning to practice small animal medicine despite being a lifelong horse lover. I thought that small animal medicine would give me a better income and quality of life so that I could enjoy being a horse owner more. At the last minute when deciding my clinical track, I checked the “Equine focus” box and decided to switch paths. I’ve never regretted my choice.  

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I have always been very goal oriented and focused. I knew that I wanted to go to veterinary school and that in state tuition would be hugely beneficial so I was LSU bound from the get go. I chose to go there for undergrad as well as vet school so I’m an LSU Tiger through and through.  

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: We currently have a rescue pup named Penny that came from the streets of Puerto Rico.  She is a sweetheart but has an independent streak. Unfortunately, she hates car rides so she won’t be accompanying me on farm calls like my previous companion, Abby, did. We also have two cats, Casper and Linus. Casper will eat anything. He has stolen an entire slice of pizza off of my plate, a chicken breast off the kitchen counter, and dragged a giant bag of potato chips under my bed. Linus was adopted as an adult and struggles with anxiety. All of our pets are very snuggly.

Q: What do you do for fun, outside of work and spend time with your animals?
A: I have two little boys, Jesse, age 3.5 yrs, and Tyler, 9 months, and almost every spare second I have is spent enjoying them. I’m a homebody at heart, I’m at my happiest when I have no agenda or demands and can just spend the day at my house with my little family. We spend a lot of time out in our backyard playing with the kids, listening to good music, and messing around in the various flower beds.  

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I know this sounds lame… but I would love to work in a library. I am an obsessive reader and I love the quiet, organized peace of a library. When I was a child, my mom was an elementary school teacher and I would go help re-shelve books with Mrs. Eason, the school librarian, after school while my mom finished up grading papers and working on lesson plans. It made me feel very important and really engrained a love of reading and books in me.  

Q: What’s a good book you’ve recently read and enjoyed?
A: I’m a book junkie and have almost no standards for what I consider to be a “good” book. If it’s a good story and can transport me to a different time… I love it. I especially enjoy period romances but the most recent book that really got to me was The Glass Castle.

Q: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever accomplished?
A: 1) Getting accepted into vet school. 2) Graduating from vet school. 3) Unmedicated childbirth. 4) Being a working mom… in no particular order  🙂

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: My husband and I visited Peru following his graduation from law school. It was absolutely magical. We spent a few days in Cusco and visited Machu Picchu… it’s a must see, in my opinion. We then spent a few days in an eco lodge in the rainforest and ended the trip in Lima. The people were so kind and the history was truly awe inspiring. I would go back in a heartbeat.  

Q: Favorite food?
A: Louisiana Boiled Crawfish. It’s the food I miss most and it just can’t be replicated up here. It’s more than just the food itself, it’s the whole experience – a big table, covered in newspaper, with family and friends crowded around as a big pot of hot crawfish and corn and potatoes gets spread around and everyone digs in. A real Louisiana Saturday night.  

Q: Something most people don’t know about me…
A: I entered vet school after only two years of undergrad so I don’t have an undergraduate degree. My only degree is my DVM. I also have a great memory for music lyrics. I can sing most 90s R&B and pop songs, classic country songs, and a whole host of Disney songs. I can’t sing them well… but I can sing them.    

Q: I am obsessed with…
A: Getting a full night’s sleep, but I haven’t had one in at least 3.5 years so the dream lives on.  The immediate future doesn’t look promising either.

Q: If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)
A: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  ~Thomas Edison

Q: What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
A: I like to “eat” chocolate milk with a spoon. Something about the metal makes it taste better?  It always gets an eye roll from my husband.

Spotlight Series: Dr. Megan Hays

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Megan Hays, VMD. Dr. Hays completed her internship with our practice in 2014. After finishing her internship, Dr. Hays was offered a position as an associate. Since then she has taken an emergency call or two and has started specializing in dentistry.

Q: Tell me about your first meaningful memory with an animal.
A: I grew up in an animal loving family, it’s in my genes! We had dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, a horse, and even a pet squirrel for a period of time! I enjoyed caring for them and tagging along to their vet appointments. My first meaningful memory with an animal in a medical sense would have to be when my third grade teacher brought her three-legged German Shepherd named Tripod into school for show-and-tell. I just thought it was so cool that a dog could live a normal, happy life with three legs!

Q: Do you remember a specific moment when you decided you wanted to be an equine vet?
A: I can be a pretty stubborn person. For a very long time, I was mentally committed to going to medical school. I’d completed summer internships at human hospitals in college, shadowed human physicians, and aligned my educational courses with sights set on med school. I also had a lot of experience with equine veterinarians just by growing up horse crazy, owning my own horse, and working at several barns. To help pay for my horse’s life of luxury while I was in college, I worked weekends at a small animal veterinary hospital in my hometown. For as long as I can remember, my parents told me I’d be a great veterinarian. They even bought me books about how to work in the equine industry when I was in middle school. I always said, “Nope, I’m going to med school.” Even the owner of the small animal hospital encouraged me to go to veterinary school. “No, no, no.” Midway through college, when it came time to sign up for the MCAT (med school admissions test), I had my own light bulb moment. Medicine is medicine, I can practice that on any species. The real question was, who did I want to be practicing medicine on in the middle of the night when I’m tired and the emergency services calls? Horses – duh. So, I applied to vet school instead and the rest is history! (Side note: Like this post if I’ve come out to see your horse in the middle of the night!)

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I majored in biochemistry and molecular biology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and went on to study veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: I have two Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Maddie (11, pictured) and Laide (6), who live with my Dad in Pennsylvania. They’re the best dogs you could ever ask for! ❤️

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I just purchased my first home last year and have absolutely loved decorating my condo (with the help of lots of HGTV), so I think if I had to choose something it would be an interior designer.

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: My family has a timeshare on 7 Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, so that is hands down my favorite vacation spot. I have so many great memories from my time spent there, but swimming in the bioluminescent bay and taking horses swimming in the Caribbean are probably at the top of the list!

Q: Dream vacation?
A: I’m always adding to my travel list, but my top three would have to be an African safari, Switzerland, and Iceland. I just came back from Disney World with my nieces and nephew!

Spotlight Series: Dr. Shannon Wilson

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Shannon Wilson, VMD. Dr. Wilson is currently completing her internship with our practice! She is interested in all aspects of sports medicine, including lameness, upper airway abnormalities and cardiology.

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. I then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where I received my VMD.  

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: I adopted my German Shepherd, Daisy, during my first year of vet school. She currently lives with my family in Connecticut while I complete my internship. My family also has a Japanese Chin named Sparky, a shepherd mix named Harley, and a Pomsky named Dexter.  

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I’m not sure exactly what I would do if I weren’t a vet, but it would definitely still have something to do with horses. I could never do any job that would require me to be inside all of the time.  

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: I recently attended a veterinary conference in Maui, Hawaii. It was hands down the most beautiful place I have ever been. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering traveling to a tropical destination.

Q: Dream vacation?
A: Ever since I was little I have wanted to visit Italy. It is definitely on my bucket list.  I also have Australia pretty high on that list!

Q: Favorite food?
A: Definitely pizza! I could probably eat it every day.  

Q: Favorite sports team?
A: I am a proud UConn Huskies fan! It generally makes for some exciting games, especially this time of the year.  My favorite professional sports team is the New England Patriots (probably not making a lot of friends in this area with that answer, but it’s the truth).

Q: I am obsessed with…
A: Grey’s Anatomy! I have been a loyal fan from the beginning and will be until the end.

Q: What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
A: I actually love cold weather! I know it sounds crazy, but I grew up in northern Connecticut so I am very used to it and I’m happiest when its colder out. I could survive without snow though.

 

Spotlight Series: Dr. Rachelle Thompson

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Rachelle Thompson, DVM. Dr. Thompson is currently with our practice completing her internship. She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, especially lameness and internal medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys riding, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I attended Marshall University for my undergraduate studies.  There I received a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology. I received my veterinary education at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.  This veterinary school is supported by both Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. I attended classes at Virginia Tech and lived in Blacksburg, so I consider myself a proud alumnus of VT.

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: I have a Beagle mix named Lennie who is such a sweet boy.  His Beagle nose and independent nature are always getting him into trouble.  I have a Quaker parrot named Jabber who will turn 15 years old this year! I’ve had him since he was young.  I’ve taught him a fairly large vocabulary and discovered he has quite the sense of humor over the years. He’s a very cool pet and a good companion.  Lastly, I have a horse named Willie who I consider my heart horse. I will post more about him later this week! I was unable to bring him to New Jersey for my internship, and not seeing his cute face every day has been a challenge for sure.

Q: What do you do for fun, outside of work and spend time with your animals?
A: When I get a weekend off, I like to visit my family.  They live in my hometown of Huntington, WV, which is an 8 hour trip in the car from New Jersey.  We usually find a fun place to meet in the middle for the weekend. We found fun things to do in northern Virginia, Hershey, PA, Maryland, and New York.  

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I can’t think of another job I would be happy doing aside from veterinary medicine.  From the time I was a child in elementary school, I have said I want to be a vet. If I wasn’t a vet, I would be working with animals in some other capacity, as I feel that is my calling in life.    

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: Probably my trip to Costa Rica where I took surfing lessons!  I was terrible at it, but I have some great memories from that trip.  

Q: Dream vacation?
A: I have never been to Europe.  I would love to take a trip covering a few countries there.  Australia is also on my bucket list!

Q: Favorite food?
A: Pasta and pizza are two of my favorite things.  I guess if I had to pick one favorite food, it would be spinach ravioli.  

Q: Something most people don’t know about me…
A: I used to be a ballerina!  I started ballet classes when I was 3 years old and continued for about 18 years.  

Q: If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph.
A: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Q: What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)?
A: My fleece lined jeans have changed my life!

 

Spotlight Series: Dr. Ellen Levitian

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Ellen Levitian, DVM. Dr. Levitian interests include emergency medicine, gastroenterology, neonatology, and ophthalmology. She is recently engaged and has been enjoying planning her 2019 wedding!

Q: Tell me about your first meaningful memory with an animal.
A: Back in Russia there was a neighborhood goat that I used to play with that would always chase me and head butt me! I loved playing with him anyways.

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I did my undergraduate studies at Rutgers University “Cook College” where I received my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pre-vet and a minor in Equine Science. My vet school experience took place on the magical island of St. Kitts with my 4th year spent at North Carolina State.

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: Currently I have a Quarter Horse mare named Franzia aka “Franny”, a black lab named “Bear” and a cat named “Morgan Mufasa”.

Q: What do you do for fun, outside of work and spend time with your animals?
A: Wedding planning has taken over a lot of free time. I am so excited to plan with my fiance, Robert Kilborne, as we start this new chapter of our lives together.

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I have literally no idea. I have wanted to be a vet since I was a child and have never thought of any other options!

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: Anything with a nice beach 🙂 Cayman Islands and Bahamas probably make top of the list!

Q: Dream vacation?
A: I would love to travel and explore Europe since I have never been!

Q: Favorite food?
A: Sushi and seafood

Q: Favorite adult beverage?
A: Vodka, although thanks to my fiance, Robert Kilborne, I enjoy trying different craft beers.

Q: What are you currently watching on Netflix?
A: Alias Grace and Riverdale.

Q: Something most people don’t know about me…
A: I was born in Russia and moved to the USA with my immediate family when I was 5 years old. I knew absolutely no English so it was a difficult journey for a while until I got the hang of it.

Q: If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why?
A: Live like you were dying.

Q: What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?
A: I love reading Vampire books and watching vampire shows and movies. Don’t judge haha.

Q: What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
A: Anything and everything that starts with “Well I read on the internet…”

Spotlight Series: Dr. Gillian Duca Cora

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Gillian Duca Cora, DVM. Dr. Duca Cora is currently with our practice completing her internship. While she loves all aspects of equine veterinary medicine, her main interests are sports medicine, rehabilitation, podiatry, complex dentistry and integrative medicine. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors whenever possible.

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: I received my BS as a Biology major and Equine Studies minor at Bridgewater College, a small liberal arts college in Virginia. I earned my doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and finished my clinical year at Oklahoma State University. While Caribbean schools sometime get a bad name in the press, I chose to go there over several state schools and have never regretted my decision to do so. Having the beach as your front yard and the culture you get to immerse yourself in, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you never forget.

Q: Do you remember a specific moment when you decided you wanted to be an equine vet?
A: I actually switched very late in my schooling to the equine track of veterinary medicine.  My original plan was to go into small animal medicine, which would then give me the time and money to continue riding horses. In my final year of school rotating through clinics, I realized that my love for working with these amazing animals was too great to not have this be my everyday life. I still love dogs and cats of course, but spending all day under fluorescent lighting and indoors was not a life I could imagine. My only regret is not having a horse to ride at the moment!

Q: Something most people don’t know about me…
A: I had to take almost two years off in the middle of vet school after sustaining a traumatic brain injury following a car accident while I was on winter holiday.

Q: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever accomplished?
A: Re-entering vet school after being off for two years and starting where I left off was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. I had to essentially relearn my first four semesters while learning the information from the current semester. I still deal with many of the residual effects of a traumatic brain injury but am lucky to have a great support system both at home and at work.  

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: I currently have an 8 year old puggle, Jude, who has been through everything with me, including living with me in the Caribbean. I also have two cats: Lafayette, a 7 year old who I rescued while at vet school on St Kitts and Zoe, a 16 year old I got for one of my birthdays in high school.

Q: What’s a good book you’ve recently read and enjoyed?
A: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It is well written and a fun read (it’s also due to become a major motion picture soon). It takes place in a future dystopian America where people spend more time in a virtual reality universe than in the present due to a number of factors that have made the “real world” less than appealing to live in.

Q: I am obsessed with…
A: Taylor Swift (no joke). I don’t even like country music in general but have loved everything she’s put out from the beginning of her career until now. No apologies 🙂

Q: Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to?
A: Iceland. Hands down one of the coolest places I have ever been. I recommend everyone go there if they get a chance. The landscape and scenery are beautiful. The people are amazingly friendly and welcoming. I’m already looking forward to my next trip back.

 

Spotlight Series: Dr. Wendy Leich

Over the first 18 weeks of the new year, we will be conducting one on one interviews with each of our veterinarians in an effort to help you get to know all of them better! In addition to the interview, they will be posting pictures on our facebook account during their week to share some behind the scenes images of their day to day. We hope you enjoy following along!

Up this week is Wendy Leich, VET. MB, CVA, MRCVS. Dr. Leich has been with the practice since it’s inception, and her areas of expertise have changed over 30+ years. She now does acupuncture and chiropractic work primarily, and has been based in Wellington for the winter season. On February 8th Dr. Leich had a freak riding accident that resulted in a compound fracture of her humerus. The fracture was surgically repaired with internal fixation. She is currently focused on healing and coming back stronger. This is not a “normal” week in her life, but still has many amazing stories to share!  

Q: Do you remember a specific moment when you decided you wanted to be an equine vet?
A: Growing up in England, it was common to go around the classroom asking what everyone wanted to do when they grow up. I went to a high school for young ladies and when I told my teacher I wanted to be a veterinary surgeon, she told me “young ladies don’t want to do that.” I was therefore determined to prove her wrong!

Q: What colleges/universities did you attend? When someone asks “where did you go to school?” what do you tell them?
A: Cambridge University – in the UK you effectively go straight from high school to vet school. I was at university for six years, as opposed to the 8 year programs in the US.

Q: Tell me about the animals you own now.
A: I own several horses, most of which are homebred and they compete in dressage and go fox hunting. I also have a Standard Poodle, Chloe, and a Jack Russell, Smitty.

Q: What do you do for fun, outside of work and spend time with your animals?
A: I worked in a restaurant through high school with a Le Cordon Bleu educated chef, and she taught me how to enjoy cooking. So now I find cooking for a dinner party more fun than stressful!

Q: If you weren’t a vet, what would you do for a living?
A: I would be a sport horse trainer.

Q: Favorite food?
A: Salmon – smoked or cooked in many different ways – my kids always make fun of me for ordering a salmon Caesar salad every time we go out for lunch!

Q: Favorite adult beverage?
A: Champagne!

Q: What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)?
A: A CD player! I do musical freestyles with my horses, and the shows still require providing your music on CD. Plus, I don’t like technology and I can’t ever make the fancy Bluetooth speakers work!

Q: I am obsessed with…
A: Getting fit and healthy again!

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician (full time, permanent) (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Hospital Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: Apr 1, 2018
Employment Status: Full time, permanent

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 15 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast, as well as 3 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. It is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. The main practice consists of a full service ambulatory division, as well as a 4 acre facility that houses a full service 12 stall hospital, stallion collection station, lab, and advanced imaging capabilities. It also has separate properties that include a standing MRI and a rehabilitation center. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Patients & Hospital
    • Provide treatments for hospital cases, including, but not limited to, preparing and administering medications, performing physical exams, placing catheters, running fluids, and assisting with diagnostics.
    • Setup & prepare all medications and treatments for overnight treatments
    • Setup & assist with out-patient  exams, including, but not limited to, joint injections, lameness exams, pre-purchase examinations, internal medicine cases, and diagnostic imaging. This would including handling, lunging, and jogging horses, and also prepping joints, shooting and downloading radiographs, etc.
    • Assist veterinarians with in-patient exams and procedures.
    • Care for patients, including, but not limited to, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, and turning out
    • Assist with after-hours emergency admissions
    • Provide tech coverage for surgery (growth opportunity)
    • Record  treatments and observations in medical records
    • Clean isolation stall(s)
    • Disinfect & sweep aisleway
    • Assist in maintenance of hospital grounds
    • Additional responsibilities as needed
  • Lab & Equipment
    • Care for all imaging equipment, including downloading images, cleaning, charging, and organizing
    • Sterilize all instruments and equipment
    • Run in-house labs or prepare IDEXX samples to go out
    • Admit and prep all other samples
    • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent horse-horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of fractious horses, ability to jog horses in hand, and proficiency in lunging horses
  • An outstanding team attitude, work ethic, and desire to learn
  • Minimum one year working as a technician in an equine hospital, or two years working as an (ambulatory) equine veterinary assistant  is strongly preferred, although we are willing to train someone with extensive horse background (non medical) and a desire to learn
  • Post high-school education in equine studies or veterinary technician license (LVT) is preferred
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capable of handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are rotational: shift 1 is Wednesday 3p-8p, Thurs-Fri 8a-8p, and Saturday 7a-5p. Shift 2 is Sunday 7a-5p, Mon-Tues 8a-8p and Wednesday 8a-2p. Weekly hours will be approximately 35 hours. Approximately one night on call each week (5p-8a) is also required. Benefits include attractive hourly pay commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Adam Furlong, Project Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com

 

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician (full time, seasonal & permanent)

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: May 1, 2018, in Oldwick, NJ
Employment Status: Full time, permanent & seasonal

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 15 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast, as well as 3 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. It is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. The main practice consists of a full service ambulatory division, as well as a 4 acre facility that houses a full service 12 stall hospital, stallion collection station, lab, and advanced imaging capabilities. It also has separate properties that include a standing MRI and a rehabilitation center. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Assist ambulatory doctors with ambulatory and hospital caseload, including, but not limited to, reproduction, dental, general care, and lameness. This would including handling & restraining horses, including mares and foals, jogging horses, preparing & using diagnostic imaging equipment, etc.
  • Stock and manage ambulatory inventory & equipment
  • Manage daily schedule and appointments, including scheduling follow-ups and phone calls
  • Operate ImproMed Equine software to track and maintain up-to-date client history, reports, appointments, and invoices
  • Run in-house labs or prepare IDEXX samples to go out
  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent horse-horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of sedated horses, handling and restraining mares and foals, and ability to jog horses in hand
  • An outstanding team attitude, work ethic, and desire to learn
  • Education or work background in equine medicine & care
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Technologically proficient
  • Excellent handling emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are Monday – Friday, ~ 8a-5p, with occasional overtime required. Seasonal position is offered through ~ August 30, 2018, second position is year round. Benefits include attractive hourly pay commensurate with experience and discounted veterinary services and products.

Please submit your resume & cover letter via email to Adam Furlong, Project Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician (full time, permanent)

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: May 1, 2018, Full-Time in Oldwick, NJ
Employment Status: Full time, permanent

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 15 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast, as well as 3 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. It is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. The main practice consists of a full service ambulatory division, as well as a 4 acre facility that houses a full service 12 stall hospital, stallion collection station, lab, and advanced imaging capabilities. It also has separate properties that include a standing MRI and a rehabilitation center. During the winter months, members of the practice transition to Wellington, FL to cover the Winter Equestrian Festival. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Drs. Meg Mullin & Jan Henriksen with ambulatory and hospital caseload, including, but not limited to, joint injections, lameness exams, pre-purchase examinations, and imaging. This would including handling, lunging, and jogging horses, prepping joints, preparing & using diagnostic imaging equipment, etc.
  • Stock and manage ambulatory inventory & equipment
  • Manage daily schedule and appointments, including scheduling follow-ups and phone calls
  • Operate ImproMed Equine software to track and maintain up-to-date client history, reports, appointments, and invoices
  • Run in-house labs or prepare IDEXX samples to go out
  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Travel to Florida for winter season as needed (housing provided)
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent horse-horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of sedated horses, ability to jog horses in hand, and proficiency in lunging horses
  • An outstanding team attitude, work ethic, and desire to learn
  • Education & work background in equine medicine & care
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Technologically proficient
  • Excellent handling emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are Monday – Friday, ~ 8a-5p, with occasional overtime required. Benefits include attractive hourly pay commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Adam Furlong, Project Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com