Vet Services

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Pets looking for their new home.

2023 Spring Appeal

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Lort Smith. Animal Hospital

Lort Smith is an iconic Melbourne institution providing exceptional veterinary services for all pet carers. We aim to provide expert animal healthcare and wellbeing services through high-quality vet care and state-of-the-art facilities. But we do more than that. We champion the human-animal bond and have a unique legacy of compassion for pets and people in our community.

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Donate to help more animals like Nala

Nala the Shepapoo puppy is no stranger to Lort Smith. When she had been surrendered to our donor-funded Adoption Centre in Campbellfield, her fur was matted so severely that the skin had become infected. After she had fully healed, Nala was adopted by her new loving family.

But just a week later, she swallowed a sock…

Donate today to help more animals like Nala

Companion Newsletter - Winter Edition

A big warm thank you to our supporters during the cold months.

The winter edition of our Companion newsletter is out now and filled with tales from inside our Hospital, clinics and Adoption Centre that will just warm your heart. These incredible stories are made possible because of the generous support of our community.

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Our Locations

North Melbourne

Centrally located in Melbourne’s medical precinct, our emergency animal hospital and vet clinic provides critical care for sick and injured animals, as well as routine clinical services.


A brand new purpose-built vet clinic, adoption centre and community dog park located 16 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, enables us to serve more pets and people.

In an emergency

If you have an emergency, bring your pet to Lort Smith – 24 Villiers Street, North Melbourne. If it is outside our opening hours, please refer to our list of 24-hour clinics.

Leave a Gift
in your Will

Let your legacy live on by leaving a Gift in your Will to support animals in need.

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Help pets
like Nala

Read all about how supporters help animals like Nala receive the best possible care.

Read Nala's story here

Available for adoption

Lort Smith Adoption Centre Campbellfield rehomes approximately 600 surrendered animals each year. If you are considering adopting a pet, the first step is to carefully read the ‘before you adopt’ section.


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Our stories

Countless colourful interactions occur every day at Lort Smith. While our community is incredibly diverse, we share one commonality – a love of our pets, and a deep respect for the human-animal bond.

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