Employment Opportunity: Client Relations Representative

Employment Opportunity: Client Relations Representative
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: Immediately
Employment type: Full time, Permanent, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Client Relations Team Leader

B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ. The practice employs 13 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 30-35 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

  • Provide class A level of customer service when handling client calls for hospital and ambulatory appointments
  • Coordinate daily scheduling for both ambulatory and hospital cases by disseminating appointment information in an efficient manner to veterinarians and/or technicians via multiple communication channels
  • Distribute and track New Patient Forms
  • Process hospital forms for patient/client check-in and/or check-out (in-person or remote), ensuring client awareness of  payment options for services and collecting payment at time of service 
  • Research and resolve questions related to outstanding invoices
  • Monitor accounts receivable under the guidance of the Client Relations Team Leader
  • Additional responsibilities as needed
  • Attention to detail is a MUST

Qualifications

  • Ability to handle high-volume, fast-paced phone lines and retain critical patient information 
  • A background in client service, relationship management, or client relations, in a busy veterinary/medical practice or office environment is preferred
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with medical and pharmaceutical terms a plus
  • Strong computer navigation and operation skills; well-versed in cloud-based operating systems (Google, etc.)
  • Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Telephone Skills, Customer Service, Time Management, Organization, Attention to Detail, Scheduling, Professionalism, Quality Focus

Other Skills

  • Accomplishment oriented: driven to, and energized by, getting things done
  • Excellent communication skills: over the phone, electronic, written, verbal, and conducting multiple conversations via different methods simultaneously
  • Courteous and pleasant manner when attending to clients; ability to ensure each client feels he/she is your highest priority
  • Calm under pressure
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • Strong time management skills with an emphasis on punctuality
  • A basic knowledge of horses with a desire to learn more

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, medical/dental/vision 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 (Middleburg, VA/Ocala, FL)

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.

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician

Employment Opportunity: Ambulatory Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, MVB, Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: September 15, 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 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 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

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Pharmacy Technician

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Pharmacy Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: September 2020
Reports to: Pharmacy Technician

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. 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Assistant Pharmacy Technician is a new role in the company, reporting to the Pharmacy Technician. The Pharmacy Technician will train and direct the activities of this position until they understand the full scope of the position and are able to prioritize and perform routine responsibilities with minimal supervision. This position will interact with clients and require knowledge of medications and will also assist with processing lab tests as needed.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain pharmacy with supplies needed for the hospital and ambulatory staff; communicate inventory needs to Pharmacy Technician to reorder
  • Monitor pharmacy orders and inventory and anticipate upcoming needs accordingly; stock shelves, fine tune labelling, restock open access area
  • Collect and document expired inventory
  • Receive prescription refill requests and process in a timely fashion
  • Maintain organization of pharmacy area and ensure all areas are free of clutter and debris
  • Dispense prescribed medications and other pharmaceuticals for patient care, according to professional standards and state and federal legal requirements
  • Review prescriptions issued by veterinarians to ensure accuracy and determine formulas and ingredients needed
  • Answer questions and provide information to clients on drug interactions, side effects, and dosage
  • Pack and ship orders for Furlong’s Healthy Horse and clients; prepare orders for client pick-up; internal billing and shipping between B.W. Furlong & Associates entities
  • Ensure items ordered are received and billed properly
  • Maintain established procedures concerning quality assurance and security of controlled substances
  • Enter data to maintain pharmacy files, charge system and inventory; enter new billing codes

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years pharmacy or hospital technician experience (veterinary preferred)
  • Inventory management experience (minimum 4 years if no prior pharmacy experience)
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures/information and other business correspondence
  • Able to demonstrate consistent follow through and completion of tasks
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to deliver exceptional client service
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 40 pounds

Compensation based on experience. Hours Mon-Fri 9a-3p (25 hours/week). Additional hours may be available once training has been successfully completed. Discounted veterinary services and products also available upon completion of introductory period.

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: Weekend Stall Cleaning Crew

WEEKEND STALL CLEANING CREW WANTED
Furlong’s Soundness Center and B.W. Furlong & Associates
Start Immediately
B.W. Furlong & Associates is an equine veterinary practice headquartered in Oldwick, NJ, with a rehab center, Furlong’s Soundness Center. The company is looking for a reliable individual to assist with stall and barn cleaning on weekends. 

Responsibilities

  • Muck out stalls, load the tractor and dump manure in a designated area.
    • 12 stalls are located at Furlong’s Soundness Center
    • 13 stalls are located at B.W. Furlong & Associates
  • Wipe down doors and hardware, sweep aisles and cobwebs.
  • Scrub water and feed buckets.
  • Make sure roadways, drains and paths remain free of hay, manure, leaves and other garbage.
  • Add hay and/or bedding as directed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by staff.

Qualifications

  • Experience in barn maintenance
  • An outstanding work ethic and self-drive
  • Reliable transportation
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

Hours are Saturday and Sunday with some flexibility, but require starting no later than 8am. Evening shifts are also available. Compensation starts at $15/hr.

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 contact Kim Reitmeyer, Human Resources Manager, at 908-625-0798 or email  hiring@bwfurlong.com.

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Assistant

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Assistant
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: Immediate

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, 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: Bookkeeper (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Bookkeeper
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: September 2020
Reports to: Finance Manager

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. 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The Bookkeeper is a new role in the company, reporting to the Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will train and direct the activities of this position until the Bookkeeper understands the full scope of the position and is able to prioritize and perform routine responsibilities with minimal supervision. This position will assist with the processing of financial transactions related to all entities and offers tremendous growth potential. 

Responsibilities:

Record Keeping

  • Record deposits and expenses to QuickBooks accounts utilizing journal entries and assigning cost centers based on a detailed review of invoices, receipts and other reports.

Vendor Management

  • Daily entry of invoices and credit card charges for all entities. 
  • Communicate with staff for invoice/statement validation and approval.
  • Obtain W-9s and Certificates of Insurance for service providers.
  • Verify contract obligations, federal ID number, mailing address, and other payment related information. 
  • Monitor and utilize discount opportunities.
  • Document and resolve invoice, purchase order, or payment discrepancies by communicating with staff or vendors.
  • Schedule, prepare, and issue checks and credit card payments.
  • Classify invoices for Use-Tax filing per state requirements.
  • Prepare a weekly A/P scan for third party upload/storage.

Reporting

  • Reconcile bank account statements monthly for each legal entity.
  • Reconcile company credit card statements monthly to include collection of expense documentation. 
  • Prepare annual 1099s for vendors.

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in meetings as required.
  • Demonstrate accountability in all areas of responsibility.
  • Work closely with the Accountant on tasks as requested.
  • Other projects and tasks as directed by leadership.
  • Communicate frequently and timely via email, phone, or one-on-one with leadership, staff, vendors and suppliers.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience working as a bookkeeper, accounting assistant or similar role
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles
  • Adept in the use of QuickBooks, Excel & Google applications
  • Experience working with transactions for multiple legal entities 
  • Able to take direction remotely, perform independently while contributing to the team environment
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills across all modes of interaction – written and verbal
  • Confident working in a fast-paced, evolving environment while maintaining accuracy and integrity of data
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks
  • Adhere to the parameters of our Company Values at all times while delivering results
  • Ability to protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential and accurate
  • Medical/veterinary/pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Hours are Monday-Friday, approximately 8:00a-5:00p. 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

Employment Opportunity: Imaging Assistant (WELLINGTON, FLORIDA)

Employment Opportunity: Imaging Assistant for Equine MRI of Wellington, LLC
Employer: B.W. Furlong & Associates
Employment start date: Immediate (August 2020)
Employment type: Part-Time (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 and 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. 

Hours vary based on patient caseload and are highly seasonal. Candidate must be able to work different hours per day or week as needed. Business hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. There is no guarantee of hours. Position is part time, non-exempt (eligible for overtime for working over 40 hours in a work week). Peak season is December – March when hours will likely exceed 40/week. Compensation is $12-$14/hr based on experience. Employee will also receive 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 17 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 Jennifer Hibberd at info@advancedequineimaging.com.

Employment Opportunity: Senior Hospital Technician (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Senior Hospital Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: September 15, 2020

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.

Summary: This role is suited for an individual looking to make significant contributions to a thriving and dynamic equine hospital. The right candidate will enjoy playing an active role in all aspects of patient care and working with a number of veterinarians and technicians. Responsibilities may be expanded or modified based on the skills and abilities demonstrated by the person hired. Must be able to operate independently, supervise and train others when necessary, fully participate as a team member, build relationships across the practice, follow directions, take initiative, and demonstrate strict attention to detail with every action. Must be willing to accept challenges as well as perform the most basic tasks. As a Senior Hospital Technician, it is expected that you will begin contributing to the practice immediately, requiring minimal training and oversight. If you like a fast-paced, medically intensive environment, have a natural compassion for patients, clients and staff, and are committed to providing exceptional equine patient care, we welcome your application!  

Responsibilities

  • Provide and document patient care for hospitalized cases, including, but not limited to, preparing and administering medications (oral, IV, IM), performing exams and monitoring patients, placing IV catheters, passing nasogastric tubes, running IV fluids, and assisting with diagnostic procedures
  • Setup and assist with in-patient and out-patient procedures, including, but not limited to, lameness exams, pre-purchase examinations, internal medicine cases, and diagnostic imaging. This would include proficiently handling, lunging, jogging, and restraining horses, preparing patients for procedures, and managing and maintaining equipment and medical records
  • Participate in elective and emergent surgeries, rotating either as a surgery technician or  anesthesia technician
  • Oversight of isolation caseload, to include adherence to all necessary biosecurity protocols and treatment plans
  • Assist with care for patients, including, but not limited to, grooming, feeding, mucking out, cleaning feed & water buckets, and turning out
  • Capable of heavy lifting of approximately 50 pounds, such as hay bales, feed bags, water and muck buckets 
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years working in an equine hospital in a similar role
  • CVT/LVT preferred
  • Excellent horse handling skills are mandatory, including handling of fractious or sedated horses, mares, foals; proficiency in hand jogging and lunging horses (references required)
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Responds effectively in patient/client emergency situations
  • Thrives in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
  • Exceptional communication skills; with vets, techs, clients, across multiple mediums (spelling and grammar count!)
  • An outstanding team attitude and work ethic
  • Time management and multitasking skills
  • Contagious positive attitude
  • Quick-thinker, self-motivated, and a fast learner

Hours are Monday-Friday, approximately 8:00a-5:00p, 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.

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 (FT/P)

Employment Opportunity: Hospital Technician
Employer: Brendan W. Furlong, M.V.B., Equine Veterinarian, P.A.
Employment start date: July 6, 2020
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.