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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One spot left! Enrol for Puppy Pre-school

There is one spot available for puppy pre-school classes starting on Saturday 1st of April.

Learn basic obedience skills, impulse control, socialisation skills and so much more at Campbellfield.

If you are looking to get your best friend on the right track to becoming a well-rounded, confident, and happy dog, then this is the perfect training program for you.

Bookings/enquiries: 03 9287 6433 or email.

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Special offer for City of Whittlesea residents

Desexing packages are available to residents of the City of Whittlesea at Lort Smith Campbellfield for just $50 per cat. The procedure is straight forward and owners can drop off and collect their animals on the same day. Payment is required at the time of booking. The package includes:

  • a routine health check;
  • routine desexing with post-operative pain relief;
  • F3 vaccinations protecting cats from flu and parvovirus; and
  • microchip implantation and database registration which will help reunite missing pets with their owners quickly and easily.

Call 03 9328 3021 to book your appointment

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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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Mary Puppins was in grave danger. Lort Smith gave her a second chance at life.

Donate and change the lives of animals like Mary Puppins today.

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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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