- A second site – After 85 years in our North Melbourne home, Lort Smith is reaching its limits of the number of people and animals we can provide with world-class care, this means we need to grow.
- We are staying and growing – We plan to refurbish and extend our North Melbourne site and grow a new second site in Campbellfield, in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne.
- Better adoption facilities – Our new service will enable us to provide better facilities for animals waiting to be adopted and community veterinary services that are more accessible to people living in the northern and western growth corridors.
Our second site is a custom built centre. Lort Smith Animal Community Care – Campbellfield will offer appointments for your pet’s routine care such as:
- health checks
- behaviour advice
- desexing day surgery
- dental day surgery
- minor day surgery.
This will also be the new home of the Lort Smith Adoption Hub, where you can meet animals looking for a new home.
Specialised services such as accident and emergency, critical care, and overnight care will not be available at Campbellfield, but will continue to be provided at our North Melbourne site.
The second site is due to open in October 2021, and hours will be from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Watch this space – we will be welcoming our new neighbours and community with opportunities to visit the clinic, meet our team, and get to know a bit more about Lort Smith – Campbellfield soon!
Lort Smith Animal Community Care – Campbellfield is located at 23-25 Berwick Road, Campbellfield, just off the Hume Highway. Our second site also offers ample free onsite parking.
Yes. Lort Smith – North Melbourne will continue to provide routine care by appointment, as well as additional hospital services including:
- accident and emergency
- intensive care unit – around-the-clock care for critically sick animals
- overnight stays.
From October 2021, to adopt an animal you will need to visit our second site Lort Smith Animal Community Care – Campbellfield where our new Adoption Hub will be located.
Lort Smith is committed to ensuring our services remain affordable, while also providing quality care and options to extend the healthy life of animals. Our pricing, discount policy and payment plans are consistent across both sites so regardless of whether you visit Campbellfield or North Melbourne the charges are the same.
Yes! Volunteers provide a valuable service to the community and Lort Smith looks forward to welcoming volunteers to our second site. Learn more about our volunteer program.