Lort Smith. World class.

Lort Smith is an iconic Melbourne institution providing exceptional veterinary services for all pet carers. We aim to provide world-class 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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North Melbourne Redevelopment

Building works on our animal hospital at Villiers Street, North Melbourne are kicking off on 1 December. Initial stages will have little impact on our clients with the exception of reduced car parking. Please factor this in if driving to Lort Smith – North Melbourne.

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Client access to hospital

Lort Smith will allow masked and fully vaccinated clients to attend consultations with their pets. These clients are required to show proof of vaccination status upon arrival at reception.

Clients who are unable to provide proof of vaccination will continue to be served via our “contactless” appointment process from the car park.

Current operating hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm.

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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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Maui's battle
isn't over

Animals with multiple health issues like Maui don’t usually get a second chance, let alone a third, fourth or fifth.

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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.

The Adoption Centre is open by appointment only.


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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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