Specialty Surgery for Upper West Side Dogs and Cats

Veterinary surgery under a sheet

General Surgery

There is no such thing as a surgery that is non-serious or routine. The only routine is the great care we give, no matter how complex a procedure may be.

All the veterinarians on staff at Lincoln Square Animal Hospital are skilled and experienced in general forms of surgery, such as:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Declawing
  • Foreign body removal
  • Wound repair
  • Mass removal

Our Specialty Surgeon

Jane Kosovsky, DVM, is our surgeon, with two decades of surgical experience since completing her residency at Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York.

Dr. Kosovsky blends high-caliber precision with compassionate care, focusing on the following surgical service areas:

  • Orthopedics (cruciate repairs, medial/lateral patellar luxation)
  • Fracture repair, bone biopsies
  • Soft-tissue surgery (skin, body cavities, cardiovascular system, GI/urogenital/respiratory tracts)
  • Complex tumor removal
  • Splenectomy, cystotomy, bloat, and other internal medicine surgeries

The skill and precision delivered inside the surgery room is critical, of course. Something we don’t overlook, however, is the care required before and after surgery.

Pre-Surgical Pet Care

From making sure your pet can handle anesthesia to giving you instructions on what can and can’t be eaten the day before, our team will establish a safe operating environment to optimize your dog’s or cat’s surgical experience. The night before your pet’s surgery, it is best to give them only water after midnight.

Traveling to the vet and not eating one’s normal breakfast can stress your pet, so we ask that you leash your dog and crate your cat before entering the hospital. This is preferred for regular appointments, too.

Post-Surgical Pet Care

After the surgery, our main focus becomes pain management. There’s no reason your pet should be uncomfortable after an operation. We monitor his or her pain level closely, keeping your dog or cat medicated enough to avoid pain without disorienting him or her, or making it difficult for your pet to work up an appetite.

We will send you home with easy-to-understand instructions for any post-operative care you will need to provide at home, and our staff will thoroughly review those instructions with you before you leave our facility. Communication with the client is what makes our hospital world-class, and it’s what makes post-operative care successful, too.

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.” –Howard M.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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!” –Nathan S.

“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.” –Jayme S.

“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.” –Jacqueline D.

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

“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!” –Gabriel K.

“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.” –Gina M.