Every animal deserves to have a healthy life and to be loved.

Lort Smith Animal Hospital provides expert animal healthcare and wellbeing services – regardless of the financial circumstances of the carer.

We have a talented team of vets and nurses across two locations. They offer a broad range of high-quality animal health and welfare services, with a breadth of experience that’s hard to rival.

The Animal Hospital, located in North Melbourne, is undergoing redevelopment during 2023, which will make the facilities truly world class.

Campbellfield is a purpose-built veterinary clinic, including a state-of-the-art adoption centre. The clinic cares for animals undergoing medical treatment and the Adoption Centre provides shelter and fostering services for surrendered animals before finding them a new home.

Also located in Campbellfield is a new community dog park, complete with a sensory garden and agility equipment.

Lort Smith’s community outreach programs include a 380-strong volunteer workforce and the highly regarded Lort Smith Pet Therapy Program.

Can you help?

As Lort Smith is a not-for-profit organisation that receives no ongoing government funding and relies heavily on generous donations from the public. We have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, meaning all donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible.

Lort Smith is an iconic institution that has been serving the people and animals of Melbourne since 1936. We have helped more than one million animals and ensured that quality veterinary care and the opportunity to share in the human–animal bond are accessible to all.

As community expectations increase in relation to the quality of veterinary care, demand for the very best services continues to grow. For too long, the focus of support for world-class excellence in healthcare has been limited to the sphere of human healthcare – but we have a bold vision to change this.

In March 2019, we launched the Our Future Is In Your Hands Capital Campaign, where we announced the two ambitious projects of a new Campbellfield Centre and redevelopment of North Melbourne – both of which will help change the landscape of animal healthcare and wellbeing in Australia!

The future direction of Lort Smith is well and truly underway as we look forward to sharing more of the exciting changes in 2022.