Internships

 

Overview

The internship is designed to provide 4 highly motivated individuals with in-depth training in lameness, internal medicine, imaging, surgery, rehabilitation and reproduction, while offering additional experience in ambulatory medicine, sport horse medicine and pleasure horse practice. Mentoring is provided by 11 veterinarians, including a board certified internal medicine specialist and board certified surgeon. Emphasis is placed on developing diagnostic skills using physical examination and clinical laboratory testing while becoming proficient in the use of ancillary diagnostics, such as digital radiography, MRI and ultrasonography. The interns assume increasing case management, client communication and solo ambulatory responsibilities during the year. The internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates provides a well-rounded experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in private practice or a residency in internal medicine, ophthalmology, surgery, sports medicine & rehabilitation or diagnostic imaging.

Rotations

  1. Ambulatory
    • Perform in-patient and ambulatory lameness evaluations 
    • Assist veterinarians with ambulatory calls including preventative care, reproduction, dentistry,  emergency, lameness, etc.
    • Interns participate in solo ambulatory calls as the year progresses
    • Interns participate in the after-hours emergency coverage schedule
  2. Hospital, Surgery (each is its own rotation)
    • Participate in out-patient examinations
    • Help manage in-patients (examinations, formulating treatment plans, performing procedures, etc)
    • Perform general anesthesia for elective and emergency surgeries
    • Assisting with surgical procedures
  3. Diagnostic Imaging & Rehabilitation
    • Assist in working up lameness and rehabilitation cases requiring advanced imaging modalities such as MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear scintigraphy. The intern then participates in performing and interpreting the studies

Application Requirements

Candidates interested in pursuing an internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates are strongly encouraged to visit the practice on an externship. Contact Dr. Ellen Levitian at studentinfo@bwfurlong.com to set up an externship.

Application requirements consist of graduation from veterinary school, a passing score on NAVLE and prerequisites necessary to obtain New Jersey licensure. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcript, three letters of recommendation, and current photograph.

Our Current Interns:

2019-2020 Dr. Lauren Browne, Colorado State University
2019-2020 Dr. Virginia Melly, University College Dublin
2019-2020 Dr. Rebecca Roth, Oregon State University
2019-2020 Dr. Adriana Wilford, University of Pennsylvania

Our past interns:

2018-2019 Dr. Natalie Fogarty, University of Pennsylvania
2018-2019 Dr. Danielle McCallister, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
2018-2019 Dr. Chelsea Meh, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
2018-2019 Dr. Bethany Rappleyea, Cornell University
2017-2018 Dr. Gillian Duca Cora, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
2017-2018 Dr. Rachelle Thompson, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
2017-2018 Dr. Shannon Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
2016-2017 Dr. Lauren Bookbinder, Cornell University
2016-2017 Dr. Elizabeth Odyniec, University of Illinois
2016-2017 Dr. Timothy Manzi, University of Pennsylvania
2016-2017 Dr. Beatrice Gates-Hardiman, Veterinary College of Ireland at University College Dublin
2015-2016 Dr. Sarah Thomas, The Ohio State University
2015-2016 Dr. Jillian Paegelow, University of Missouri
2014-2015 Dr. Jessica Gilbertie, University of Iowa
2014-2015 Dr. Heather Sherman, Cornell University
2013-2014 Dr. Megan Hays, University of Pennsylvania
2013-2014 Dr. Greg Schmid, The Ohio State University
2012-2013 Dr. Olivia Lorello, University of Pennsylvania
2012-2013 Dr. Kristen Brown, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2011-2012 Dr. Jaime Horner, University of Minnesota
2011-2012 Dr. Rachel Liepman, College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State
2010-2011 Dr. Emily Olson, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
2010-2011 Dr. Lauren Baldwin, University of Georgia
2009-2010 Dr. Patrick Biegel, University of Glasgow
2009-2010 Dr. Jessica Stahle, University of Pennsylvania
2008-2009 Dr. Anne Ward, Cornell University
2008-2009 Dr. Stacey Ward, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
2007-2008 Dr. Misty Gray, Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2007-2008 Dr. Erin Haas, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
2006-2007 Dr. Karen Smith, Texas A & M University
2005-2006 Dr. Janee McKinney, University of Pennsylvania
2004-2005 Dr. Amber Domino, University of California-Davis
2003-2004 Dr. Amy Johnson, Cornell University