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.

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician (FT/P) (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
Employment Opportunity:
Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: April 1, 2020, Full-Time in Oldwick, NJ
Employment Status: Full time, Regular

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

  • Assist veterinarian with ambulatory and hospital 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
  • Run in-house labs or prepare IDEXX samples to go out
  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Travel to Florida for the winter season approx. January – March (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 hourly salary commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.

Brendan W. Furlong, 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

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!

Employment Opportunity: Imaging Assistant (WELLINGTON, FLORIDA) (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
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) (FILLED)

STATUS: FILLED
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.