Jonathan Furlong, DVM, MSEd
B.W. Furlong & Associates and Peak Performance Equine Services
Between the last name, the parents, and the upbringing, Dr. Jonny Furlong was always destined to become an equine veterinarian. He tried to pursue a different path, which lead to him studying Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia, where he completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. As part of his master’s degree, Jonny spent a year working at UVA’s SPEED Lab, a world-class [human] gait analysis facility, focused on running performance and injury rehabilitation. The experience was immediately familiar, as analyzing athletes’ jogging is basically a Furlong family pastime. After that lightbulb moment, Jonny accepted his fate, and decided to follow his parents footsteps. He attended veterinary school at the University of Melbourne (Australia), graduating with first class honors in 2017. After graduating, Jonny spent the next year and a half in Ocala, FL, completing an ambulatory internship at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital. While there, he had the opportunity to work with horses from many different disciplines and industries, including: thoroughbred training, racing, breeding, and sales; eventing, Western pleasure, dressage, and driving. Jonny returned home to join the practice in June 2019. He has served as the official US Team Veterinarian for US Driving. When not working, Jonny can usually be found on a bike or visiting his old college rowing buddies.