Overnight Hospital Technician

Employment Opportunity: Overnight Hospital Technician
Employer: B.W. Furlong & Associates
Employment start date: Immediate
Employment Status: Full-Time Non-exempt

Who are we?

For over 40 years, B.W. Furlong & Associates has provided world-class equine veterinary services in Oldwick, NJ with additional locations in Ocala/Wellington, FL and Middleburg, VA. 

We pride ourselves on being progressive leaders who deliver the ultimate in veterinary care with a team of 18 highly skilled clinicians, including specialists in internal medicine, reproduction, sports medicine, and surgery. The backbone of our practice are our veterinary assistants and technicians, who work to ensure that patients receive the highest level of veterinary care. 

We invest in our team, fostering growth and skill development in a supportive atmosphere, and can proudly identify a number of technicians who have advanced into new roles throughout their time working in the practice. We encourage strong relationships through advanced training, team building activities, events, and a culture of open communication. 


Where are we?

New Jersey is the east coast’s best kept secret, with our headquarters located in the idyllic countryside of Hunterdon County. The area offers easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore along with hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails and endless outdoor activities. Our facilities house advanced diagnostic imaging services, a rehabilitation center, surgery suites, and a full service hospital. 


What will you be doing?

B.W. Furlong & Associates is looking to fill the role of Overnight Technician. This position is ideal for someone who has a formal education/certification as a veterinary technician, has worked as a vet tech or vet assistant either in small or large animal practice, or has extensive experience providing medical care for horses in a barn setting. The role provides exposure to all facets of overnight treatments within the hospital related to: emergency care, general practice, internal medicine, reproduction, imaging, rehabilitation, and laboratory services. Overnight Technicians work with our doctors, with other technicians, and independently, to perform treatments, procedures, and services.

In addition to having exceptional horsemanship skills, candidates will be expected to have a strong baseline of technical skills and vocabulary, such as administering medications, running fluids, updating doctors with patient status (vital parameters, etc), and processing lab work. Those that do not have those skills, but demonstrate an ability to learn and retain information quickly, are also gladly considered. The ideal candidate will be excited by learning new skills and doing something different every day, and will have a passion for providing world class care for our patients and clients. Opportunities for personal and professional growth are readily available, both in the forms of increased/new responsibilities and increased compensation. 

This is a full time position that utilizes “swing shifts”, equating to three 12 hour shifts one week followed by four 12 hour shifts the next week. Saturday overnights are the 4th night that alternates between shifts which are as follows: Sun/Mon/Tues and Wed/Thurs/Fri from 7:30pm to 8:00am. The current available shift is Sunday/Monday/Tuesday nights with alternating Saturdays. Additional hours, including on-call shifts or extra shifts, may be available depending on the needs of the hospital. 


Our compensation package includes: hourly compensation that starts at $28/hr, health and welfare benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, a student loan repayment program, 401k with 3% employer contribution, profit sharing, Paid Time Off (annual and CE), Sick Pay, Employee Assistance Program, Long Term Disability insurance, CE annual allowance with paid time off, vet tech license sponsorship, logo wear, and discounted veterinary products and services.

Rock Lane Management, LLC, 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.



  • Provide treatments for hospital cases, including, but not limited to, preparing and administering oral and IV medications, performing physical exams, placing IV catheters, running fluids, changing bandages and assisting with diagnostics.
  • Assist veterinarians with any emergency procedures.
  • Care for patients, such as feeding and mucking out
  • Assist with after-hours emergency admissions
  • Record patient treatments and observations in medical records
  • Monitor mares & foals (during breeding season), including assisting with foaling, nursing, milking the mares, and handling newborns
  • Adhere to all biosecurity protocols, such as correct use of protective gear, proper cleaning and sterilization of instruments and equipment, and appropriate disposal of materials and inventory
  • Communicate effectively with veterinarians regarding patient status as instructed
  • Sterilize all instruments and equipment
  • Run and properly document in-house labs as necessary
  • Admit and prep all other samples for testing and analysis
  • When necessary, assist with emergency surgeries (eligibility to be determined by surgical staff) – once deemed eligible, may participate as an on-call surgical technician to cover other shifts (additional income and growth opportunity)
  • Additional responsibilities as needed 


  • Excellent 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
  • Experience working as a technician or veterinary assistant in an equine hospital is strongly preferred, although we are willing to train someone with an extensive non medical horse background
  • Post high-school education in equine studies or veterinary technician license (LVT) is preferred
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Knowledge of biosecurity and isolation protocols a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capable of handling patient emergency situations
  • Capable of heavy lifting, including hay bales, feed bags, and muck buckets

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About Us

At B.W. Furlong & Associates, we are progressive leaders delivering the ultimate in veterinary care to our equine patients and clients in both the hospital and ambulatory setting. We have several associated practices offering exemplary care and services in New Jersey, Florida, and Virginia