Lort Smith. World class.

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.

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Providing support to animals affected by Australian bushfires

The Lort Smith team and community are incredibly saddened by the level of devastation caused by the bushfires across our beloved country. Our hearts break as the loss of life, both human and animal, continues to increase.

At a time when most Australians are enjoying their summer and spending time with their loved ones, we are instead experiencing a nation-wide destruction like never before.

How to help

Visit our new online shop

Give that warm and fuzzy feeling this Christmas

Get shopping

We need your help!

Help us care for more
animals like Molly and
Empire.

Read their stories

Available for adoption

The Lort Smith Adoption Centre rehomes approximately 850 surrendered animals each year. If you are considering adopting a pet, the first step is to carefully read the ‘before you adopt’ section.


View our animals

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.

Enjoy our stories