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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Help Pets In Need: Donate Today

Over the past six to eight months, some concerning patterns have emerged. We are seeing more surrenders, sicker animals and an increase in the number of people struggling to afford care for their animals in case of an emergency or sudden illness. 

Lort Smith is a not-for-profit organisation that receives no ongoing government funding. With support from the community it serves, Lort Smith provides essential veterinary care for those doing it tough through our Pets In Need and Emergency Welfare Assistance Programs.

Help the voiceless victims of the cost of living crisis. Donate online or call (03) 9287 6419.

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Special offer for residents of Hume

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.

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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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Read the

The latest edition of Companion is out now.

Read the best stories from our hospital here. 

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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