Internships in New Jersey

An internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates, located in the beautiful countryside of New Jersey, 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 and rehabilitation, or diagnostic imaging. Our internship program is designed to provide 3 highly motivated individuals with in-depth training in lameness, internal medicine, imaging, surgery, rehabilitation, and reproduction, while offering plenty of experience in ambulatory medicine, sport horse medicine and pleasure horse practice.

Thirteen veterinarians, including board certified specialists in internal medicine, surgery, theriogenology and sports medicine & rehabilitation, all help to mentor our interns. Interns are given increasing case management, client communication and solo ambulatory responsibilities as their skills progress throughout the year. We place emphasis on learning to provide excellent veterinary care for both patients and clients in a team oriented atmosphere.

Internship Rotations

Candidates interested in pursuing an internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates are strongly encouraged to visit the practice on an externship. Contact Dr. Aja Harvey at to set up an externship.


  • 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

Medicine & Surgery

  • 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

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.
Our past interns

2021-2022 Dr. Grace Cange, Louisiana Sate University
2021-2022 Dr. Sabina Beldeanu, University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

2020-2021 Dr. Lindsay Annis, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich

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

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

Bwf Interns

Application Requirements

Application requirements consist of:

  • Graduation from veterinary school
  • A passing score on NAVLE
  • The prerequisites necessary to obtain New Jersey licensure

Your application should include:

  • A letter of intent
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A current photograph

Please send your application to:

Dr. Rachel Gardner


We are happy to offer externship opportunities to 3rd and 4th-year veterinary students from the US and foreign veterinary schools. Externships are required for those considering an internship at B.W. Furlong & Associates. We make an effort to ensure that our externs are able to assist and observe all the veterinarians in our practice. Externs will also spend time with the current interns to gain a solid understanding of the internship program.

"I spent two weeks as an extern at B.W. Furlong & Associates during my final year of veterinary school. I was getting familiarized with the world of high level eventing and was able to experience first hand the hard work and dedication of the veterinarians that worked in the practice. The exposure and involvement I was permitted to have with both clinical and field cases was unparalleled, as it served to solidify my foundation in equine medicine. The externship also laid the groundwork for my future internship, residency and eventual career as a veterinary internal medicine specialist at this very practice. For any student looking for a dynamic, interactive and all-encompassing experience in equine private practice, I would tell them to look no further than B.W. Furlong & Associates." 

Aja B. Harvey, DVM, DACVIM
Associate Veterinarian, B.W. Furlong & Associates

Application Process

To submit an application for an externship, we ask that you provide the following information to

  • Current resume
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proposed date(s) of visit. We cannot accommodate externs for more than 2 weeks, and arrivals must be scheduled for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. During the months of June, July, and August, we generally can only accept 4th-year students, but 3rd-year students may suggest dates as well. Please identify as many weeks that you are available as possible so we can do our best to accommodate you.