Redevelopment of Lort Smith Animal Hospital – North Melbourne

Building works for an improved, more spacious facility have commenced and the first stage of the new hospital will open in Spring. The grand opening of the full redevelopment is on track to open in 2024, be sure to watch this space for the latest updates.

Please note: The vet clinic and hospital will continue to operate during construction although it may be noisy at times. If you or your pet is sensitive to noise, please let our friendly staff know when booking your appointment – we offer cat friendly appointments during quiet times in the afternoon.

A big thankyou to our dedicated staff who have ensured we are always focussed on the animals and their comfort throughout the redevelopment.

Parking now open

Good news! Our new carpark at North Melbourne is now open and available for use. People with booked appointments and Accident and Emergency customers can utilise the carpark – drive in via Villiers Street hospital entrance.

We understand how important accessible parking is when bringing your pet to see us, so we are thrilled to now have this available for the community.

What’s being updated?

We are beyond excited to share this modern state of the art facility with the community, which will better support us when proving expert vet care for your pets. Here are just a few of the new features to look forward to:

  • A new, comfortable and quieter waiting room with fear-free pods designed for the comfort and care of your pet
  • A convenient and accessible carpark directly out the front of the hospital entrance for hospital and clinic customers
  • New and improved spaces for emergencies, surgeries, dental, and consults
  • A range of modern, state of the art equipment to provide the best care for your pets
  • Updated facilities to support the wellbeing and operations of our hard-working staff

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