Our Veterinarians

Riverside Animal Hospital North is proud to offer an extensive selection of veterinary care services to residents of New York, NY. Our team of highly trained, professional veterinarians are dedicated to the health and wellness of your pets. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development, you can count on our veterinarians to always provide care that is compassionate and informed.

Doctor Phillip Freedman Riverside Animal Hospital North

Dr. Catherine Stevenson

Dr. Catherine Stevenson grew up in Dover, Massachusetts. She decided to be a veterinarian upon completing high school, because it combined her two greatest passions--animals and science! She started out volunteering as an assistant with a small animal cardiologist, prior to completing her pre-veterinary studies in Boston. She obtained VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After four years in Philadelphia, she moved to California to complete a one-year rotating internship at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, dividing her time between the emergency and specialty services. Currently, she lives in New York with her husband, George, and her two mischievous black and white cats, Michu and Mina. She has been an avid runner since high school; she also enjoys exploring NYC, photography, music, traveling and being outdoors as much as possible.

Dr. Maria Zayas

Dr. Zayas graduated from St. George's University Veterinary Medical School in 2004. Since then she has traveled the country and treated many patients from the biggest (male grizzly bear) to the smallest (baby mouse) and everything in between. Her favorite thing to do is ( snip and stitch) soft tissue surgery. Other interest include, dentistry, geriatric care, and cat wrestling. If you have a burning medical question, don't hesitate to ask her. If she doesn't know the answer, she will find out for you. Dr. Zayas loves learning new information and skills and will attend Continuing Education classes whenever the opportunity arises. Her favorite drink is coffee and favorite food is dark chocolate sea salt caramel. On days off you can find her doing anything or nothing with her furbabies, Boo, PITA and Birdie (the cat).

Doctor Jane Kasovsky  at Riverside Animal Hospital North

Dr. Jane Kosovsky

Surgeon extraordinaire, Dr. Kosovsky performs the major orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries for Riverside Animal Hospitals. A graduate of Ohio State University Veterinary School, she completed her veterinary internship at the Animal Medical Center and then her Surgical Residency at the Animal Medical Center as well.

"All I do is surgery, and many of them every day," says Dr. Kosovsky. She performs surgery in a dozen different clinics in Manhattan. "Some call me in once a week, some when they need me. But I only work at the ones I feel best about. If I were sick, I'd want to be at one of these hospitals.".... and that, of course, includes Riverside Animal Hospitals.