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

Lort Smith Animal Hospital – North Melbourne and the Campbellfield Centre aims to provide animal healthcare and wellbeing services that are world-class – regardless of the financial circumstances of the pet’s carer.

We have a talented team of vets and nurses across the two sites who offer a broad range of high-quality animal health and welfare services. The breadth of our experience in two key locations is hard to rival.

The Animal Hospital located at North Melbourne is undergoing a redevelopment during 2022, which will make the physical facilities truly world class.

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

Lort Smith’s Community Outreach programs include a 380-strong volunteer program, a Companion Animal Loss Support Group and an extensive Pet Therapy program will also work out of the Campbellfield Centre.

The Community Dog Park at the Campbellfield Centre provides our animal lovers of the north with another location to share a beautiful open space with their dogs.

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.