Employment Opportunity: Associate Veterinarian

Employment Opportunity: Associate Veterinarian
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
Employment start date: Mar 1, 2021
Employment Status: 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 2 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, surgery suite, lab, and advanced imaging capabilities. It also has separate properties that include an elective surgery center, 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 and Qualifications

B.W. Furlong & Associates is seeking a full time associate in equine ambulatory practice with additional emphasis on referral hospital emergency admissions. This position is primarily an ambulatory role with rotating hospital emergency admission and case management responsibilities. Support will be provided to the associate by board-certified internal medicine specialists and/or surgeons. Ambulatory caseload will be varied and diverse, but will largely fall under the umbrella of general practice. The position includes working with a large but close-knit and supportive veterinary team that includes ambulatory veterinarians with all levels of experience, as well as specialists in several different fields. The ideal candidate must have exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, a positive attitude with a team mentality, and a commitment to providing world class care for our patients. Candidate will be required to obtain a New Jersey and Pennsylvania license.

Benefits & Application

Benefits include competitive salary commensurate with experience, bonuses for emergency services, 401K/profit sharing, health insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products. A stocked ambulatory vehicle (with vet box) and cell phone are both provided.  

Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, P.A, d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Kim Reitmeyer, Human Resources & Administrative Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com.

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: Immediate
Employment Status: Full time, permanent

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 17 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

  • 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. 
    • Nuclear scintigraphy: prepare patient for procedure, perform the procedure, and maintain diligent record-keeping (e.g. medical records and invoices)
    • 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
    • Disinfect & clean hospital areas 
    • Additional responsibilities as needed 
  • Lab & Equipment
    • Care for all imaging equipment (clean/charge/organize), and archive images
    • Sterilize all instruments and equipment
    • Run in-house labs or prepare samples for reference lab submission
    • 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 as follows: Wednesday 2p-8p, Thurs-Fri 8a-8p, and Saturday 7a-5p. One to two nights on call each week (5p-8a) is also required, as is some flexibility in scheduling and overtime needs. Benefits include attractive hourly pay commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, P.A, d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Kim Reitmeyer, Human Resources & Administrative Manager, at hiring@bwfurlong.com.

COVID-19 Policy Update 3/23

All in-clinic hospital appointments will be “curbside check-in/check-out” only. Please stay in your vehicle and call the front office (908)439-2821 to announce arrival at our entry gate.

Farm call appointments: please ensure horse/pony is in stall ready to be seen and that no one is in close proximity (unless absolutely necessary for appointment).

Further instruction will be given when appointments are made.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping our staff safe while caring for all our precious patients.

COVID-19 Policy Update

As the entire world works to limit the spread of COVID-19, B.W. Furlong & Associates is committed to taking an active role in reducing the impact of the virus in our communities. We are, without compromise, focused on the wellbeing of our staff, our patients, and our clients. At this time we are continuing to see patients. To protect the safety and wellbeing of our team, we will be implementing some precautionary changes to mitigate the risk of exposure of COVID-19. These changes are based on best practices from the CDC, WHO, and local and state officials.

  1. We have asked staff experiencing any illness to remain at home until they have been symptom free, without medication, for 24 hours.
  2. We have increased sanitation and disinfection protocols throughout all areas of the hospital and in all ambulatory vehicles.
  3. We are requesting clients reduce hospital visits to only essential individuals, and to limit direct, physical interaction with staff. In an effort to reduce interactions, the waiting room has been closed; we will ask that clients simply drop their horse off and then return home. Our doctors and team will continue to provide constant communication and updates via phone.
  4. We have reduced staffing in all areas to limit interactions, and reduce foot-traffic between departments. Simultaneously, we have increased shift schedules, to ensure patient care is not affected.
  5. Ambulatory doctors and technicians will continue to provide services in the field, but will practice good safe physical distance and limit all person to person contact.
  6. If you have any appointment scheduled, but are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or have traveled internationally in the past 2 weeks, please alert our staff prior to the appointment/prior to arrival.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We realize that best practices and information continue to be updated, so we will continue to monitor the situation carefully. Updates will circulate through all channels as they become available.

Best wishes and safe health to your friends and family, both two legged and four,

Brendan Furlong, MVB, MRCVS
President

Adam Furlong
Vice-President, Operations

COVID-19 Statement

The practice continues to monitor best practices advised throughout the states that we currently offer services with regards to COVID-19. Although we are currently not making any changes to our offerings, please be considerate of the health and welfare of our staff and patients by restricting contact with our staff if you are ill (coughing, fever, flu-like symptoms) so we can continue to provide care to our precious patients. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

2020 Practitioner’s Seminar

B.W. Furlong & Associates is pleased to announce that Kurt Selberg MS DVM Dipl ACVR will be joining us as this year’s keynote speaker for our annual Practitioner’s Seminar! Dr. Selberg is a certified member and lecturer at many of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology continuing education events. He is also an FEI treating veterinarian. Most recently, he was the on site imaging consultant for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Rachel Gardner, DVM, DACVIM will also present interesting and relevant equine internal medicine cases. As always, thanks to our sponsors, dinner and drinks will be provided with your free registration. Register HERE, and see below for further details. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, February 28, 2020
Beaver Brook Country Club (25 Country Club Drive, Annandale, NJ)
Registration & cocktails 4-5p
Lectures are from 5-9p
Register HERE
For questions, please contact Caitlin Furlong
This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 3.00 CE Credits (3.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 3.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (3.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program. Contact B.W. Furlong & Associates at 908-439-2821 for further information.

 

Beaver Brook Country Club
25 Country Club Drive
Annandale NJ, 08801
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

2020 Healthy Horse Seminar

B.W. Furlong & Associates presents the 19th Annual Healthy Horse Seminar! Join us for a FREE day of horse health education presented by our very own veterinarians, mingle with horse industry representatives, and win one of our numerous prizes and giveaways! Don’t forget to enter our raffle to win some awesome prizes. All proceeds are donated to Mane Stream and Morris Country Park Police Mounted Unit!
Presentations to be given by:
Dr. Megan Hays – Senior Horse Care
Dr. Jonathan Furlong – Sport Science 101: Applications for the Equine Athlete
Dr. Ellen Levitian – Common Equine Genetic Diseases
Drs. Browne, Melly, Roth, and Wilford – Diagnosing the Coughing Horse
We are also excited to share we will have a “Myth Busters” presentation where our veterinarians will bust some medical myths and rumors.
Admission is free with registration! Please click here to register.
February 29, 2019
Registration and light breakfast 8-9AM
Seminar 9AM-1PM
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Updated Fall Vaccine Guidelines

Fall Vaccine Season

As Labor Day is right around the corner, we wanted to update you on our new recommendation for vaccine schedules. We typically include the Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) vaccine in our fall series.

However, infection due to PHF is most common between July and September/October. If your fall vaccines are not due until later in the fall season, we recommend vaccinating for PHF now.

Please feel free to call the office at 908-439-2821 to discuss with your veterinarian if you have any questions.

2019 Annual Practitioner’s Seminar

Registration is now open for our 18th annual Practitioner’s Seminar!

We’re very pleased to announce that Dr. Edward Squires, MS, PhD, ACT will be joining us as this year’s keynote speaker for our 18th annual Practitioner’s Seminar! Dr. Squires is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Science and past Director of the UK Ag Equine program at the University of Kentucky and Director of the Gluck Foundation. He will speak on recent advancements in equine reproduction as well as hormone therapy for mares.

Petrisor Baia, Dr. Vet. Med, MS, DACVS and Rachel Gardner, DVM, DACVIM will also present interesting and relevant equine surgical and internal medicine cases, respectively.

Friday, February 8, 2019
Beaver Brook Country Club
25 Country Club Drive
Annandale, NJ

Registration and cocktails 4-5p
Lectures are from 5-9p

As always, thanks to our sponsors, dinner and drinks will be provided with your free registration.

For questions, please contact Dr. Megan Hays

Click here to sign up!

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 3 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.  Contact B.W. Furlong & Associates at 908-439-2821 for further information.

2019 Healthy Horse Seminar

We’re very excited to share that this year is our 18th Annual Healthy Horse Seminar!

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Beaver Brook Country Club
25 Country Club Drive
Annandale, NJ
Registration and light breakfast 8-9a
Seminar from 9:00a-1:00p

Topics will include:

– Equine Ophthalmology
– Common Equine Neoplasms
– Esophageal Obstruction (Choke)
– The Non-Weight Bearing Lameness
– *Client’s Choice* Lecture! – Stay Tuned to our Facebook Page where YOU will get to decide the topic that Dr. Hays presents!
– “Ask the Vets” Q&A

*Registration is required*

Please register using this link or call the office at 908-439-2821

Registration is $35 prior to February 1, 2019; $45 after February 1st.