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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Visiting North Melbourne? Here's what to know

We are rebuilding the Lort Smith Animal Hospital at Villiers Street in 2022 to create a modern hospital with new medical equipment and extended facilities to care for the thousands of pets that visit us every year.

The new animal hospital, with its fear free design, will provide a calmer environment for your pet and you during your visit.

During the re-building, there is limited on-site parking – as we have to create room in the hospital car park for our hardworking building team and the occasional crane.

There is on-street parking in Villiers Street.

Short term parking is available in Vale Street – for example, if you are picking up medication or pet food.

Please allow extra time before your appointment and come to The Hub next to the Hospital on Villiers Street to check in.

For accidents and emergencies – come straight to the Hospital.  The hospital car park is for emergency only.

We apologies for the inconvenience.

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Campbellfield Vet Clinic

Lort Smith Campbellfield is open for business!

Our new purpose-built veterinary clinic and adoption centre takes a holistic approach to animal care and wellbeing, the facility incorporates a fear-free design throughout.

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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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The start of
new chapter

When Billy arrived at the Hospital, he was terrified and shaking. Half the skin on his face was missing – and he had a gun pellet lodged in his head.

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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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