Richard H. Fried, VMD
Doctor Fried, our medical director and owner, has been serving the Upper West Side for over 30 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.
Nuala McDermott, DVM
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.
Nicole Abusada, DVM
Dr. Nicole always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and started her career while living in her home country of Peru before moving to the U.S. with her family in 2007.
Coming to the U.S. did mean starting over for her, by getting her Veterinary Technology degree from St. Petersburg College and her Associates in Arts degree from State College of Florida. Before attending vet school, she worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Dr. Nicole went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts. She completed her clinical year at The Royal Veterinary College in London.
Dr. Nicole worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal veterinary clinic in Florida for two years before moving to Manhattan and joining the Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital team.
Dr. Nicole is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is certified as a Fear Free Vet.
Dr. Nicole loves to travel and can usually be found exploring different places on long weekends. When she is not traveling, you can find her spending time with her family which includes two very spoiled cats, Tripod and Ozzy.
Jane Kosovsky, DVM
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.
Alexandra Jaramillo, L.V.T., C.V.T.
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.
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.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
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.
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.
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.