Employment Opportunity: Imaging Assistant (WELLINGTON, FLORIDA)

Employment Opportunity: Imaging Assistant – Equine MRI of Wellington, LLC
Employer: B.W. Furlong & Associates
Employment start date: Immediate
Employment type: PT/FT/As needed (hours vary based on the season)

Equine MRI of Wellington, LLC, d/b/a “Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington” is an equine imaging referral center located in Loxahatchee, Florida. During the winter months it becomes one of the busiest standing MRI centers in the country, as horses and vets from all over North America travel to the Winter Equestrian Festival. 

The imaging center is looking for an individual to assist with handling and preparing horses for the standing MRI. Candidate must have a demonstrated history of handling & jogging horses of all types, including maneuvering sedated horses.  Must be able to stand for several hours maintaining the horse’s position while being attentive to changes in the patient’s disposition. Candidate must also demonstrate common sense and quick thinking which may be required in an emergency situation. 

Regular work hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility contingent upon procedure scheduling. Compensation is $12-$14/hr based on experience and employee also receives discounted veterinary services and products.

Equine MRI of Wellington, LLC, is owned and operated by B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 20 veterinarians; several of which relocate to Florida in the winter season. It is an extremely fast-paced and busy practice, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Brendan W. Furlong M.V.B., 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: Ambulatory Technician (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: Nov 1, 2019
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 2 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. The businesses staff between 20-30 employees that work in roles to support the veterinarians. 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, isolation barn, 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, dentals, general care, lameness, and reproduction. This would include handling, lunging, jogging, and restraining horses, including mares, foals, and sedated horses, preparing and using diagnostic imaging equipment, etc.
  • Stock and manage ambulatory inventory & equipment
  • Manage daily schedule and appointments, including 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 

  • Exceptional horse handling skills are required
  • Outstanding team attitude, work ethic, and desire to learn
  • Education or work background in equine medicine and 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

This position is full time based in Oldwick, NJ. Hours & schedule are variable based on the day’s caseload, requiring the employee to be flexible in his/her availability. Work hours may include weekends, evenings, holidays. We anticipate that this position will be approximately 40 hours of work per week, with the possibility of required overtime. Benefits include competitive hourly pay commensurate with experience and discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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

 

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.

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Assistant (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Hospital Assistant
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A. (d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates)
Employment start date: Immediate

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, isolation barn, 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 in treatment for hospital cases & care of patients, including holding, jogging, hand-walking, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, prepping for procedures, and providing treatments
  • Assist with emergency admissions
  • Process lab work and equipment requests
  • Download diagnostic images to patient medical records 
  • Meticulously track/document completion of tasks as well as appropriate patient interactions
  • Assist in the maintenance of hospital grounds
  • Additional responsibilities as needed 

Qualifications

  • Background in equine care; medical care experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional horse handling skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • An outstanding work ethic and self-drive
  • Technologically proficient
  • Capable of handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets
  • Ability to perform all job duties while standing

The position has an assigned schedule which is subject to change based on the needs of the hospital. Additional hours may be required depending on the needs of the hospital, and additional shifts may be available during the work week. Compensation is $10-12/hr based on experience. Employee is also eligible for discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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: Ambulatory Technician, Middleburg & Ocala (FT/S) (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity
: Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Peak Performance Equine Services, LLC (a subsidiary of B.W. Furlong & Associates)
Employment start date: Immediate
Status: Full time, permanent

Peak Performance Equine Services (PPES) is an ambulatory equine veterinary practice that is headquartered in Ocala, FL with satellite coverage in Middleburg, VA. It is a subsidiary company of B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. B.W. Furlong & Associates employs 16 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast; Peak Performance is made up of 3 veterinarians that practice in Ocala year round, as well as seasonally in Middleburg, VA and at major east coast show circuits. Both companies are extremely fast-paced and busy practices, serving and caring for some of the most prestigious clientele in the country. PPES specializes in sports medicine, lameness and sport horse performance, but also provide full-service ambulatory veterinary care. Employees of the company are all expected to demonstrate the core beliefs.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Dr. Jill Copenhagen with ambulatory caseload, including, but not limited to, joint injections, lameness exams, pre-purchase examinations, and imaging. This would include 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
  • Prepare lab 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, 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

This position is a full time position based in Middleburg, VA from May 1 to Dec 31, and then seasonal relocation to Ocala, FL from Jan 1 to April 30. Hours & schedule are variable based on the day’s caseload, requiring the employee to be flexible in his/her availability. Work hours may include weekends, evenings, holidays. We anticipate that this position will be approximately 40 hours of work per week, with the possibility of required overtime. Benefits include competitive hourly pay commensurate with experience and discounted veterinary services and products.

Peak Performance Equine Services, LLC, a subsidiary of 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 Assistant (PT) (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Hospital Assistant – 2 Part-Time Opportunities
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A. (d/b/a B.W. Furlong & Associates)
Employment start date: Spring 2019

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 16 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, isolation barn, 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 in treatment for hospital cases & care of patients, including holding, jogging, hand-walking, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, prepping for procedures, and providing treatments
  • Assist with emergency admissions
  • Process lab work and equipment requests
  • Download diagnostic images to patient medical records
  • Meticulously track/document completion of tasks as well as appropriate patient interactions
  • Assist in maintenance of hospital grounds
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Background in equine care; medical care experience strongly preferred
  • Exceptional horse handling skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • An outstanding work ethic and self-drive
  • Technologically proficient
  • Capable of handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets
  • Ability to perform all job duties while standing

Each position has an assigned schedule which is subject to change based on needs of the hospital. The work hours for the first schedule are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30AM – 12:30PM. The work hours for the second schedule are Friday 7:30AM – 12:30PM and Saturday/Sunday 8AM – 5PM. Additional hours may be required depending on the needs of the hospital. Additional shifts may be available during the work week. Compensation is $10-12/hr based on experience. Employee is also eligible for discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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: Client Relations Representative (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Client Relations Representative
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: 03/01/2019
Employment type: Full time, Permanent
Reports to: Client Relations Team Leader

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 16 veterinarians that practice in the Northeast, as well as 3 that practice in Florida and Virginia under the name Peak Performance Equine Services. Currently, there are approximately 20-30 employees whose roles as technicians or office staff support the veterinary team. 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, isolation barn, 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

  • Receive consistent level of high volume phone calls
  • Coordinate daily scheduling for both ambulatory and hospital cases
  • Process hospital clients check-in and check-out, including payment for services
  • Resolve questions related to invoices
  • Monitor A/R under guidance of Client Relations Team Leader
  • Disseminate appointment information in an efficient manner to vets and/or techs via multiple communication modalities
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Ability to handle high-volume, fast-paced phone lines
  • A background or education in client relations is preferred but not required
  • Accomplishment oriented: driven to, and energized by, getting things done
  • Excellent communication skills: over the phone, electronic, written, verbal, and often conducting multiple conversations via different methods simultaneously
  • Courteous and pleasant manner when attending to clients; ability to ensure each client feels he/she is our highest priority
  • Strong computer navigation and operation skills; well-versed in cloud-based operating systems (Google, etc.)
  • Calm under pressure and when handling emergency situations
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • A basic knowledge of horses with a desire to learn more
  • Strong time management skills with an emphasis on punctuality

Work hours are 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Additional hours may be required periodically based on business need. Compensation includes competitive hourly salary commensurate with experience and a benefits package that includes 401K, profit sharing, health insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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 (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
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 16 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 2p-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 36 hours, with opportunities for additional shifts and overtime pay in excess of 40 hours of work per week. 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.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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: Ambulatory Technician (FT/P) (FILLED)

Status: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, PA
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 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 & schedule are variable based on the day’s caseload, requiring the employee to be flexible in his/her availability. Work hours may include weekends, evenings, holidays. We anticipate that this position will be approximately 40 hours of work per week, with the possibility of required overtime. Practice hours are Monday – Friday, 8a-5p, so generally appointments are scheduled within those time windows. Benefits include hourly salary commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., 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

 

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.