Employment Opportunity: FHH Sales Rep (FT/P) (CLOSED)

STATUS: CLOSED
Employment Opportunity
: Furlong’s Healthy Horse Sales Representative (Remote Position, FT/P)
Employer: B.W. Furlong & Associates
Employment Start Date: 09/01/2017

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 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. Furlong’s Healthy Horse is a prescription fulfillment program focused on simplifying the pharmaceutical needs of clients and patients. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Service existing customer orders via email, phone, and web
  • Submit orders to distribution by referring to price and sourcing lists
  • Develop & implement marketing strategies to increase customer base
  • Input daily invoices, recommend adjustments in pricing accordingly, and pay bills
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to management
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, services, merchandising techniques, etc, and make recommendations to management on action to take
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, etc
  • Provide monthly and weekly reports to management regarding sales, trends, and historical comparisons

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills: over the phone, written, and in person
  • Positive and enthusiastic manner in communicating with clients and an attitude to ensure that each client feels he/she is the highest priority client
  • Experience working in sales or a customer-service industry is preferred
  • Creative mindset to generate new sales, clients, and continued growth of the business
  • Comfort generating/creating/manipulating reports in Excel
  • Ability to work independently and thoroughly
  • Familiarity working in Quickbooks is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of equine medications is preferred but not required

Hours are Monday-Friday, 9a-5p. Benefits include competitive hourly pay commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products. This position will be eligible for remote work upon completion of training in Oldwick, NJ and demonstrated ability to work independently. Employee will need to come into the office weekly to collect/file invoices, pack boxes when short on staff, etc.

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

 

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Hospital Technician (FT/P)
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: Immediate

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 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

  • Minimum one year working as a technician in an equine hospital or two years working as an (ambulatory) equine veterinary assistant
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent horse-horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of fractious horses, ability to jog horses in hand, and proficiency in lunging horses
  • Post high-school education in equine studies  is preferred
  • 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 2p-8p, Thurs-Fri 8a-8p, Sat 7a-5p. Shift 2 is Sun 7a-5p, Mon-Tues 8a-8p and Wednesday 8a-2p. Weekly hours will be approximately 37 hours. Approximately one night on call each week (5p-8a) is also required. Benefits include hourly salary 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: Laboratory Technician (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Laboratory Technician (FT/P)
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: June 12, 2017

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 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

  • Process in-house hospital patient blood work, including monitoring after-hours check-ins
  • Organize & ship out-going bloodwork
  • Monitor Lab results email: attach results to records for BWF & Peak practices & send results to clients promptly
  • Process IRAP and update medical records
  • Process passports, health certs, and export papers
  • Enter new quarantine mares into GVL/TC
  • Monitor lab inventory: PRP/IRAP, Idexx, supplies,
  • Cleaning: counters, sink, equipment, fridge, freezer, hazardous waste containers.
  • Input billing & file bill sheets
  • Assist with breeding: stallion collection, filling nitrogen tanks, processing semen
  • Order & replace radiation safety badges, file quarterly reports
  • Backup pharmacy – receive & dispense inventory, update counts, input billing
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Extraordinarily efficient at managing multiple inboxes, multi-tasking, and time management
  • Experience in processing blood work and/or working in a lab is preferred
  • Confident & comfortable handling horses and working in emergency situations
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • Technologically proficient
  • Education in equine medicine/science is preferred
  • Quick-thinker, self-motivated, and a fast learner

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am – 5p, with average one night on call each week (5p-8a). Benefits include hourly salary 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

Final Update to EHV-1 Case

We are happy to report that after 21 days of quarantine, none of the potentially exposed horses showed signs of fever or illness and were all released as planned on Friday, April 21.

The index patient responded well to treatment and was discharged to return to his home farm on Monday, April 24. He continues to improve at home and is very happy to be turned out to graze on the new spring grass!

The entire team at B.W. Furlong & Associates is committed to providing exceptional care to all our clients and patients, and we are incredibly appreciative of all of the support and interest during this time. We are all happy to see this case successfully resolved and all the horses doing so well! 

Update Regarding EHV-1 (April 14)

We are happy to report that through 14 days of quarantine, none of the potentially exposed horses have shown signs of fever or illness. We are continuing to monitor the horses closely, and should we not have any fevers develop, we will be able to discharge the eight horses on Friday, April 21.

The index patient continues to remain under treatment in our isolation facility, and after having exceeded the protocols set forth by the NJ Department of Agriculture, we have re-opened the hospital and have been busily admitting patients.

B.W. Furlong & Associates is committed to continuing to provide exceptional care to all our clients and patients and we look forward to the resolution of this quarantine!

Update regarding EHV-1 Positive Test

Thank you to all who have reached out with positive comments for our team. All potentially exposed horses continue to be closely monitored and cared for by our staff in an off-site facility, and as of this evening the horses have shown no signs of fever or illness. The index patient remains under treatment in our isolation facility. We have concluded multiple rounds of cleaning and disinfecting in the hospital, and we will begin accepting patients Saturday, April 08.

B.W. Furlong & Associates is committed to continuing to provide exceptional care to all our clients and patients and we will provide any additional information as the situation is resolved.

Statement regarding EHV-1

B.W. Furlong & Associates’s statement regarding the EHV-1 Positive Horse

Recently a patient at our facility tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). The patient is in our isolation unit, removed from our main facilities, and is under the care of Rachel Gardner, DVM, DACVIM and her team of veterinarians and technicians. The index horse has no history of recent travel therefore no other horses in the area are expected to be at increased risk at this time. The potentially exposed horses have been transported via closed commercial carrier to a separate quarantine facility and will continue to be cared for by B.W. Furlong & Associates veterinarians and technicians. The established quarantine area has been reviewed by the state veterinarians and they have confirmed that it exceeds expectations put forth by the Department of Agriculture.

All of our affected clients have been notified of the situation and we will continue to maintain contact. We anticipate being able to resume normal business hours as of Saturday, April 8 without state restrictions on the main facility. It is our intention to exceed the state’s recommended biosecurity protocols, therefore we have increased biosecurity measures at all of our locations. The quarantine is not imposed on Equine MRI of NJ or Furlong’s Soundness Center and our ambulatory veterinary services are continuing without restriction.

We will continue providing exceptional care to our clients and patients and will provide any additional information as we resolve the situation.

More information can be found on the American Association of Equine Practitioners website, here, and the memo from the Department of Agriculture can be found here. Should you have further questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your B.W. Furlong & Associates veterinarian or Dr. Gardner at (908) 439-2821.

Employment Opportunity: FSC Barn Assistant (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
Employment Opportunity
: Furlong’s Soundness Center Barn Assistant
Employer: Furlong’s Soundness Center
Employment start date: April 17, 2016
Employment type: Part-time (16-30 hours depending on season)

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 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, Furlong’s Soundness Center (FSC). FSC includes an RLT Therapeutic Laser System, water treadmill, spa, and Euro-walker. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Care for patients, including, but not limited to, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, and turning out
  • Hand walk horses
  • Assist in rehab treatments
  • Assist in farrier appointments
  • Prep horses for treatments
  • Track care and treatment in medical records
  • Care and maintain property and treatment facilities, including, but not limited to: scrubbing/disinfecting stalls, cleaning & preparing treatment areas, dusting and sweeping stalls and aisles, cleaning outdoor areas
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Background in equine care
  • Exceptional horse handling skills
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently
  • Comfortable handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are as follows: Tuesday & Thursday, 8a-12p, Saturday 8a-5p, and Sunday 2 hours of work (flexible timing). Summer hours may be extended based on workload. Benefits include hourly pay commensurate with experience 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: MRI Assistant (FT/S) – Summer 2017 (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
Employment Opportunity
: Equine MRI of NJ Assistant
Employer: B.W. Furlong & Associates
Employment start date: May 1, 2017
Employment type: Full-Time, Seasonal

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 14 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.

B.W. Furlong & Associates is looking for an individual that is available for daily availability at Equine MRI of NJ, assisting with handling and preparing horses. This job is ideal for high school or college-age students looking to gain further experience in the equine veterinary industry. The summer position will be every weekday as needed, with weekly hours ranging between 25 and 35 hours, between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm. Candidates must have comfort and a demonstrated history of handling & jogging horses of all types, and be able to stand for several hours next to the horse. Candidate must also be able to demonstrate common sense and be quick thinking in an occasional emergency situation. The ideal candidate will have experience handling (walking, maneuvering) sedated horses.

If you would like to be considered, please email Adam Furlong, Project Manager, with a copy of your resume, at hiring@bwfurlong.com.

Equine Rehabilitation

One of the newest areas of focus for our practice is the sports medicine rehabilitation of our equine athletes. Furlong’s Soundness Center, our equine rehabilitation center, is conveniently located across the street from our main clinic in Oldwick, New Jersey. This state-of-the-art facility allows us to provide the highest quality of individualized care to every patient. Our team of doctors and technicians utilize a multi-modal approach to promote healing, with such technologies as the dry and water treadmills, saltwater hydrotherapy spa, and regenerative laser therapy in conjunction with physiotherapy and complementary medical techniques. The Soundness Center is equipped with with Horse Gym USA ® machines, which allow us to design a controlled exercise and rehabilitation program for each horse that comes through our facility. Continue reading