Technicians


Jess AndersonJessica Anderson:
Jessica was born and raised in New Jersey, and developed a passion for horses at an early age, buying her first horse, Skip at age 9. She graduated from Centenary College in May of 2013 with a BS in Equine Studies and a concentration in Equine Science. While at Centenary, Jess competed on both the English and Western IHSA teams. During her Junior and Senior year, Jess was given the opportunity to work under Dr. Michael Fugaro, assisting in medical and surgical procedures, lameness evaluations, and treatments at the Centenary College Equestrian Center. She also completed an internship at Califon Animal Hospital under Dr. Christina Wilson, where she assisted with ambulatory calls, minor equine medical and surgical procedures. In the spring of 2013, Jess joined the B.W. Furlong & Associates team as a technician working beside Dr. Misty Gray. She then transitioned over to working with Dr. Sarah Gold as the MRI technician and was certified to operate the standing MRI scanner by Hallmarq in September 2013. She was promoted to the title of Hospital Technician Director in the spring of 2017 and now manages the deployment of the entire technician team. In her spare time, she enjoys competing and riding her horse, Willow, as well as spending time with family and friends.


Julie CesariJulie Cesari:
Julie Cesari was born and raised in central New Jersey. She grew up riding hunt seat and had two horses of her own. After graduating she moved to New York City to pursue a higher education. After exploring a variety of majors and career options, Julie moved back to New Jersey where she began riding again. She found herself back where she started, and decided to become a vet tech. She graduated from Centenary College in May of 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Equine Studies with an emphasis on Equine Science. Upon graduation, Julie begin working at B.W. Furlong and Associates. She is an ambulatory technician who rides alongside Drs. Mullin and Henriksen. In her free time, Julie enjoys riding her favorite mare Dezi and spending time with her husband Matt. In the warmer months she can be found in the garden tending to her flowers and honeybees.

 
 

Amanda DayAmanda Day: Growing up in New Jersey, Amanda was raised around her mother’s horse and started riding at a very young age. She started showing western pleasure and equitation and has recently started competing in reining. After getting involved in the local 4-H club she represented her county at many state and national events. Amanda attended Wilson College, graduating in 2012 with a BS in Veterinary Medical Technology with a concentration in Biology and became a certified veterinary technician in the winter of 2012. While in college, Amanda completed her internship at Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. After graduating, she worked at a local small animal clinic before joining the B.W. Furlong & Associates in the fall of 2013 as a weekend technician. She has since moved from the hospital to the lab, and is now the laboratory technician. In her free time Amanda rides and cares for her horses, enjoys going out with friends and helps her boyfriend out with his racecar.

 

Marissa GallawayMarissa Gallaway: Marissa was born and raised in New Jersey where she developed her love for horses at a very young age on her parent’s horse farm in Frenchtown, NJ. She grew up successfully competing in the hunter/jumper circuit with her horse Colosso. Marissa began working part time with our team in May 2011, while attending Mercy College to earn her B.S. in Veterinary Technology, and has continued ever since in a variety of roles. While in college Marissa also worked part time at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, NY. After graduating in May 2016 and after passing her VTNE to become a licensed technician, Marissa joined the team as a technician to Dr. Furlong. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her Corgi, Lucy. She can also be found enjoying the day at the barn and horse showing.

 
 

Megan Maeder: Megan was born and raised in northern New Jersey, and inherited her mother’s love for horses at an early age. She began riding at age five, and owned her first horse by age 11. Since then, Megan decided to pursue her passion as a career; she attended Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and graduated in May 2016 with a BS in Equine Science and Management, along with a minor in Psychology. During her time at the university, she gained a great deal of experience in the field of equine reproduction, working at the campus breeding center and assisting with procedures such as stallion collections and handling of mares and foals. In addition, she worked as an intern at East Coast Equine Veterinary Services during the summer following her junior year. She then began working at B. W. Furlong & Associates in May of 2016 as an ambulatory technician alongside Dr. Misty Gray, eventually transitioning to weekend hospital technician, and then back to working along side Dr. Gray as an ambulatory technician for the 2017 breeding season. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with friends and family, and working with her horses at her home farm with her mother, along with training and re-homing off the track Thoroughbreds.”

 

Michael OwenMichael Owen: Michael grew up in Alabama and developed a love for horses on his family’s farm. He graduated from Snead State College in 2002 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Upon graduation he received his Veterinary Technician license and began work at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as an equine technician. He joined the clinic in 2009 as a technician. He is now in charge of the Nuclear Scinitgraphy, and also assists with appointments, hospitalized cases, surgery, and emergency duty. He enjoys playing the guitar and spending time in the outdoors. Every year, his family in Alabama hosts a trail ride at their farm which benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Jess YuritchJessica Yuritch: Born in Cherry Hill, NJ, Jessica developed a love for horses at an early age while attending summer camps and taking riding lessons at Flora Lea Farm. She attended college at Centenary and graduated in 2003 with a BS in Equine Studies. While there, she was a member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Team. She joined the practice upon graduation, and worked for four years as a technician before taking time off for the birth of her daughter. She returned in 2009, and after several years of running the lab and pharmacy, transitioned to Pharmacy Technician in the summer of 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Meghan, and watching her grow up.