Meet Our Staff


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 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.

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.


Alexandra Jaramillo, L.V.T., C.V.T.
Hospital Administrator

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 25 years and heads up our management team. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their three dogs—Sassy, Cooper and Jax.

Sharon Belongeay

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

Alba, L.V.T.
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician


Veterinary Technician Assistant

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Client Relations

Client Relations


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.

Client Relations

Client Relations

Client Relations

Client Relations


Assistant- Handler

Assistant- Handler

Assistant- Handler

Assistant- Handler




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.