Lort Smith - Melbourne's Animal Hospital

We're for pets and people, not for profit.


Pets looking for their new home.

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Help gives animals like Monty a second chance.

Lort Smith. Animal Hospital

Since 1936, Lort Smith has been here for Melbourne’s pets and their people – not for profit.


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Help give animals like Monty a second chance

When Monty arrived at Lort Smith, his life was hanging by a thread. At only two years old, the American Staffordshire Terrier was fighting for his life in our Intensive Care Unit after major abdominal surgery. Monty’s life was changed thanks to the kind support of people like you.


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Our new hospital is now open

As Australia’s largest not for profit animal hospital, we have been an integral part of Melbourne’s compassionate community since 1936. Watch our video to see our new state-of-the-art facilities and how they support us to continue our mission.

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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.

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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 them

Your support helps provide each vital service that gives animals a second chance at life.

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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.


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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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