Vet Services

Explore the broad range of ways we can help.


Pets looking for their new home.

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Help keep pets together with their families this festive season

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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Help more pets like Noodle this festive season

Many vulnerable families face the holidays without their beloved pets because of an unexpected pet emergency. The Walsh family nearly lost their rescue Greyhound, Noodle, last year. Luckily, he made it to Lort Smith in time for urgent treatment that saved his life. It would not have been possible without the generous support of people like you.

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Annual pet check-up: A vital step before the festive season

Vet giving cat annual pet check up

As the summer holidays approach, many pet owners are gearing up for holidays, family gatherings, or festive celebrations. Scheduling an annual pet check-up before the holiday rush can ensure a worry-free and healthy season for your beloved pets. Read our latest blog to learn more.


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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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Give a gift of
kindness this
festive season

Many vulnerable families face the holiday season without their beloved pets because of an unexpected pet emergency.

Donate today to help pets and their people get the support they need.

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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