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February 22nd, 2017
Lort Smith launches world's best practice Adoption Hub
Iconic Melbourne not-for-profit institution, Lort Smith, today unveiled its Adoption Hub set to redefine animal adoption centres in Australia. The facility, officially opened by The Right Honourable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, sets a new benchmark in animal adoption services in Australia.
February 15th, 2017
A-Z of summertime pet tips (Part 2)
Summer isn’t over just yet! During your outdoor adventures, sports activities and entertaining, please remain vigilant to the seasonal dangers that still exist for our animal friends. Part 2 covers N-Z.
January 16th, 2017
A-Z of summertime pet tips (Part 1)
Summertime is full of fun and exploring, but unfortunately it can pose some hidden dangers for our beloved companions. It’s really important to inform all family members and visitors about any potential risks. Part 1 covers A-M.
January 13th, 2017
Lort Smith is 'cluttered' with adult cats
The new year has seen an influx of cats and kittens at Lort Smith’s Adoption Centre, with a large number currently living in-house or in foster care. During the month of January, the adoption fee of $110 is being waived for all adult cats so the centre can make room for more animals in need.
December 22nd, 2016
Ten things your pet should avoid this summer
With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in festivities and overlook some very real pet hazards. Head of Hospital Services at Lort Smith, Dr Russell Harrison, has urged owners to be mindful of dangers that could prove fatal for their beloved animals.
November 21st, 2016
Chrissie 'Super' Swan leads the pack of caped canine crusaders
Caped canine crusaders were out in force today, helping save the lives of Victorian pets. The superhero dogs helped launch Lort Smith’s new Pet Protector program alongside the program’s official Ambassador (and self-confessed crazy cat lady) Chrissie Swan.
November 14th, 2016
Melbourne's mozzie invasion could spell danger for rabbits
Recent heavy rains have resulted in a scourge of mosquitos throughout Victoria, and with the infestation expected to last all summer, the consequences are potentially fatal for our pet rabbits. Head of Exotics and Wildlife Medicine at Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Dr Tristan Rich, has urged owners to look out for symptoms associated with these diseases and seek treatment immediately.
October 6th, 2016
State-of-the-art CT scanner has arrived at Lort Smith!
We’re thrilled to announce that thanks to some generous donors and GE, the Hospital has just acquired a state-of-the-art CT scanner! A CT is a type of x-ray that takes 3D pictures and can provide more accurate diagnostic information and better quality information to help our vets plan surgeries.