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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Save pets facing euthanasia

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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Save pets facing euthanasia

Rescue and rehome pets like Missy

Urgent: Animals with complex health conditions are facing euthanasia. Please help provide life-saving vet care and find new homes for surrendered animals. Your donation today will be matched to the value of $25,000.

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Pet behaviour tips

Learn essential pet behaviour tips and effective training methods to improve your pet’s conduct. Discover symptoms of behavioural issues and how Lort Smith can help in our new blog.

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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 rescue and rehome more pets like Missy from preventable euthanasia.

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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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