Lort Smith is an iconic Melbourne institution providing exceptional veterinary services for all pet carers. We aim to provide world-class 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.
Lort Smith is classified as an essential service and remains open (8:30am-10pm every day). We continue to offer emergency, urgent and essential care to animals while complying with government direction.
Protecting the health and welfare of clients, volunteers, staff and animals remains our top priority.
Lort Smith understands that the Victorian Government testing blitz might affect your ability to attend your appointment with your pet.
If you live in a COVID-19 hotspot and you need to reschedule your appointment as a result of testing, please call the Hospital on 03 9328 3021.
Please note that pet owners located in hotspot suburbs are permitted to seek veterinary care for their pets (care and caregiving).
We kindly ask anyone experiencing any cold or flu symptoms to please get tested, stay home and ask someone else to bring in your pet if it is urgent.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all make the necessary changes to keep everyone in the community safe.
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.Enjoy our stories