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.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum two years working in an equine hospital in a similar role
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).
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include hourly salary commensurate with experience, 401K, profit sharing, Health Insurance, and discounted veterinary services and products.
About BW Furlong & Associates
B.W. Furlong & Associates, headquartered in Oldwick, NJ, is an exclusively equine practice consisting of 20 full time veterinarians, including a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist and a Board Certified Surgeon. The practice has been in business for over 30 years, providing high level veterinary care in both the hospital and ambulatory setting. Ambulatory coverage is available year round in New Jersey and in Ocala, Florida, as well as seasonally available in Wellington, Florida, Middleburg, Virginia and at major show circuits. The 18 stall clinic includes a jog strip and lunging area, surgery suite, nuclear scintigraphy suite, clinical laboratory, isolation barn, and treatment areas. Offsite locations include an elective surgical facility, standing MRI building, and a 12 stall rehabilitation center.