Meet Our Staff

Doctors

Richard H. Fried, VMD
Medical Director

Richard H. Fried

Doctor Fried, our medical director and owner, has been serving the Upper West Side for over 25 years. An alumnus of Oberlin College, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. While there, he served as president of his class, was elected to the veterinary honor society, and received the prestigious Merck Award. Dr. Fried went on to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Penn before moving back to New York City.

After spending 12 successful years as an associate veterinarian at Westside Veterinary Center and Animal General, Dr. Fried founded Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Since then, he has seen it grow into a flourishing practice where his commitment to client relationships and the highest level of companion animal care continues to attract patients from all over the city.

A strict vegetarian, Dr. Fried is also a member of Veterinarians for Animal Rights, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). At home he attends to a parrot, a turtle, a fish, rascally rats, and the other loves of his life: his wife Stella and daughters Lila and Sylvie.

Hilary Jones, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Hilary Jones, DVM

Dr. Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Northeastern University and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, now BluePearl Veterinary Partners. Her veterinary interests include oncology, internal medicine, and emergency care. While not at work she enjoys baking, traveling, and exploring New York's neighborhoods and restaurants. 

Nuala McDermott, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Nuala McDermott

Dr. McDermott joined the practice in June 2008. She is a graduate of St. George School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McDermott spent her clinical year at Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She and her pug Hank live on the Upper West Side and they can be seen out and about enjoying all the neighborhood has to offer.

Sharon Barotz, DVM, CVA
Alternative Medicine Veterinarian

Sharon Barotz, DVM, CVA

Dr. Barotz founded Tranquil Paws Veterinary to promote the quality of life of patients by offering therapies that complement more traditional western veterinary medical practices. She is a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) from the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).  Dr. Barotz is continuing her study of TCVM; she is currently taking advanced classes in Chinese Herbal Medicine and is working towards additional TCVM certifications.  Her main professional interests are pain management, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and the human-animal bond.

Dr. Barotz lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband and her dog Lucy, a loving mixed-breed rescue that her niece has dubbed a “cock-a-doodle-poo.”  Dr. Barotz loves the theater and is also an avid cook and foodie.

Jane Kosovsky, DVM
Specialty Surgeon

Dr. Kosovsky specializes in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and, as our principal surgeon, handles all of her patients with the highest caliber of care and expertise. After earning her degree from Ohio State's veterinary school, she then completed her veterinary internship and surgical residency at Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City and has over 18 years of surgery experience behind her. As one of the most respected veterinary surgeons in the city, our clients and their pets are fortunate to be able to put their trust in her.

Jane Cho, DVM, DACVO
Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Cho, graduated from Cornell University's veterinary school in the top of her class. Since completing an internship at the AMC and an ophthalmology residency back at Cornell, she has specialized in animal eye care for over 10 years.

Besides being a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Dr. Cho has been published in numerous veterinary journals and ophthalmology textbooks. The deep passion she holds for her work is reflected in the level of skill and concern she provides her patients and their owners.

Management

Alexandra Jaramillo, L.V.T., C.V.T.
Practice Manager

Alexandra Jaramillo

Alex has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 1994. Being a licensed veterinary technician in both New York and New Jersey, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. Alex has been managing on the clinical and administrative side for over 20 years and heads up our management team. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their two Havanese—Sassy and Cooper.

Sharon Belongeay
Bookkeeper

Sharon Belongeay

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Sharon came to New York as a dancer, later becoming involved in costume design. She graduated from Traphagen School of Fashion at the top of her class, while supporting herself as a freelance bookkeeper. After starting a family, she became CFO for a real estate investment company. At the same time, she turned her passion for collecting into “My Share Antiques,” an Upper West Side venture for almost a decade.

Sharon has been associated with LSVets since its inception in 1999. Initially employed for her expertise as a bookkeeper, her business acumen has afforded her the opportunity to become the Lincoln Square Veterinary Financial Administrator.

Veterinary Technicians

Stephanie, C.V.T.
Certified Veterinary Technician

Stephanie, C.V.T.

Michele , L.V.T.
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michele

Michele is a licensed veterinary technician originally from San Diego, where she graduated from Mesa College with her degree in veterinary technology. She then moved to Hawaii for 5 years, where she continued working with animals. Bidding farewell to year-round warm weather, she headed east and resides in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter and three cats. Michele has been with Lincoln Square Vet Hospital since 2009.

Verden, L.V.T.
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Verden, L.V.T.

Maurice
Veterinary Technician

Maurice

Maurice is one of our overnight technicians. He monitors your pets when they’re spending the night and makes sure everyone is A-OK! His cool and calm demeanor transcends in all he does. He takes great pride in caring for your pets.

Marco
Veterinary Technician

Marco

Marco is one of our overnight technicians. He has over two decades caring for animals. He loves what he does, and it shows. And surely, pets feel he has true “animal” magnetism. When Marco isn’t at LSVH, you can find him spending time with his family and two dogs.

Mac
Veterinary Technician

Mac

Client Relations

Emily
Client Relations

Emily

Emily’s smiling face has been putting our clients and patients at ease since 2000. She also keeps things together at the front desk and manages special events like our annual holiday party. At home, she and her daughter, Rachel, dote on their cats, Genevive and Marcel.

Annie
Client Relations

Annie

Annie joined Lincoln Square in 2008. Annie’s years of experience in the veterinary field have made her an indispensable member of our reception staff. Annie takes care of all of our domestic and international travel documents and makes travel a breeze for clients. When Annie isn’t at Lincoln Square, she has her hands full with her two mischievous Yorkies.

Jennifer
Client Relations

Jennifer

Stephanie
Client Relations

Stephanie

Alba
Client Relations

Alba

Assistants-Handlers

Carmen
Assistant/Handler

Carmen

Carmen has been with LSVH since 2015. She is currently in school studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Carmen just loves caring for our patients and will be an excellent nurse in the near future.

Davasia
Assistant/Handler

Davasia

Steven
Assistant/Handler

Steven

Brandy
Assistant/Handler

Brandy

Groomer

Fran
Licensed Dog Groomer

Fran

Porters

Austin
Porter

Austin

Austin has been with Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital since 2014. He does a fantastic job of keeping the facilities tidy and presentable. Austin is one of those people who is always happy and calm, and we are thrilled he’s part of our team.

Jose
Porter

Jose

Jose does a fantastic job of keeping our facilities sparkling clean every day. He also has a special touch with the orphaned Artemis kittens that need constant care and attention.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“The entire staff is caring and compassionate. Our dog was well taken care of and is on the road to recovery. We especially appreciate the follow up calls.”

“Wonderful service and very kind staff! We’re so thankful to have found a great vet after moving to NYC!”

“Dr. Fried answers all my questions and concerns about my pet. Makes me feel like we are in good hands.”

“I have recommended Dr. Fried to my pet owning friends and will continue to do so.”

“I would not take my dog or three cats anywhere but to Lincoln Square.”

“Everyone at Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital is very professional, friendly and really care for their patients.”

“I have always had good experiences at Lincoln Square animal hospital and this was no exception.”

“The doctors at LSV are amazing and take wonderful care of our bulldog Zeus!”

“We love this Vet! Everyone is professional and friendly and we are completely confident with their care and ability.”

“I highly recommend Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital to anyone who treats their four-legged babies as their own!”

“My dog has been in good hands here since he was a puppy. Excellent medical care and excellent follow up.”

“I couldn’t recommend Lincoln Square Vet enough - they are professional, kind, and everyone from the receptionist to the vets and nurses are amazing.”

“Everyone at LSVH is cheerful, efficient and helpful. This is the only vet office I know of, where my dog does not shake, but instead wags his tail upon entering!”

“We have always been greeted with smiles and a terrific attitude. Each and every one of the doctors make me feel like they love my pet almost as much as I do.”

“I always have a very good feeling that Georgie is being taken care of in the best possible way. I also find the staff very polite, and helpful.”

“Great experience. Vets are always very patient with the humans and animals. Been going for years and will continue.”

“All of them (the vets, the techs, the receptionists) are kind and gentle in handling all animals (including humans). I have never had a bad experience there, and my cats are happy and healthy!”

“I feel like our cat is in good hands when Dr Tan sees her. She does not pressure us to have additional services performed but she will make recommendations and take the time to explain to us her diagnosis.”

“Doctor was thorough, kind and compassionate. The staff was wonderful and best of all, my dog is better.”

“There really is no other vet, staff or place like Lincoln Square. Plus, I never worry when I leave my precious little guy there. I know they’ll treat him as I would.”