Fees

Lort Smith provides high-quality affordable vet care to the whole community. We aim to keep people and pets together and offer assistance with the cost of veterinary care in the following ways:

  • 25% discount on all veterinary services* for Health Care Card holders and pensioners.
  • 10% discount on all veterinary services* for Seniors Card holders.

* Excludes microchips, medication, food and consumable products.

Payment plans

We offer payment plans to customers who are experiencing financial hardship. Payment plans can cover veterinary costs such as diagnostics, treatment, in-hospital stays and surgery, and are offered interest-free.

Each plan will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and will include a deposit of up to 50% of the total cost of care to be repaid. Payments are required via direct debit from a bank account or via Centrepay. Additionally, all payment plans incur a $45 establishment charge.

If your animal requires care, and you are concerned about the cost of obtaining treatment, please contact our customer services team on 03 9328 3021 to discuss the options available to you.

Consult fees

Prices are listed below and vary for day of week and length of consult. Please note, valid Health Care, Pension or Seniors Card holders are entitled to a discount off consult fees, but the card must be produced on the day as no backdating of discounts can be applied.

Consultations by appointment Standard Health Care Card
Weekdays
Standard $70.00 $52.50
Complex $106.00 $79.50
Revisit $54.00 $40.50
Revisit Complex $82.00 $61.50
Saturday
Standard $89.00 $66.75
Complex $133.00 $99.75
Revisit $68.00 $51.00
Revisit Complex $98.00 $73.50
Sunday/Public Holiday
Standard $98.00 $73.50
Complex $148.00 $111.00
Revisit $77.00 $57.75
Revisit Complex $114.00 $85.50

 

Emergency consultations Standard Health Care Card
Weekdays
Before 7:30pm $106.00 $79.50
After 7:30pm $167.00 $125.25
Saturday
Before 5pm $133.00 $99.75
After 5 pm $167.00 $125.25
Sunday/Public Holiday
Before 5pm $148.00 $111.00
After 5 pm $167.00 $125.25

Standard consultations are approximately 15 minutes. These are straight forward appointments, e.g. vaccinations, teeth checks, single problems.

Complex consultations are approximately 30 minutes. These are for more complex issues, e.g. multiple problems, elderly animals, ear problems.

Vaccination fees

Please note, valid Health Care, Pension or Seniors Card holders are entitled to a discount off consult fees, but the card must be produced on the day as no backdating of discounts can be applied.

Cat and Dog Vaccinations Standard Health Care Card
Weekdays
Cat F4 weekday $84.70 $67.20
Cat F4 + FIV Weekday $110.95 $93.45
Dog C5 Weekday $98.35 $80.85
Puppy <10wks Weekday $87.85 $70.35
Saturday
Cat F4 Saturday $103.70 $81.45
Cat F4 + FIV Saturday $129.95 $107.70
Dog C5 Saturday $117.35 $95.10
Puppy <10wks Saturday $106.85 $84.60
Sunday/Public Holiday
Cat F4 Sunday $112.70 $88.20
Cat F4 + FIV Sunday $138.95 $114.45
Dog C5 Sunday $126.35 $101.85
Puppy <10wks Sunday $115.85 $91.35

 

Rabbit Consults and Vaccinations Standard Health Care Card
Weekdays
Rabbits initial visit $125.32 $97.85
Rabbits (booster – annual) $89.32 $70.85
Saturday
Rabbits initial visit $152.32 $118.10
Rabbits (booster – annual) $108.32 $85.10
Sunday/Public Holiday
Rabbits initial visit $152.32 $118.10
Rabbits (booster – annual) $117.32 $91.85

Desexing fees

Please note, valid Health Care, Pension or Seniors Card holders are entitled to a discount off consult fees, but the card must be produced on the day as no backdating of discounts can be applied.

Carers with a pension card should also contact their local council to see if they offer a discount desexing voucher. This voucher can be brought to Lort Smith to further reduce the cost of the surgery.

Desexing (includes buster collar and pain relief) Standard Health Care Card
Castrate Cat – routine $135.00 $101.25
Spey Cat – routine $208.00 $156.00
Castrate dog $280.00 $210.00
Spey dog <10kg $300.00 $225.00
Spey dog 10–20kg $325.00 $243.75
Spey dog 20–30kg $354.00 $265.50
Spey dog 30–40kg $416.00 $312.00
Spey dog >40kg $445.00 $333.75
Spey dog extra if pregnant/in season $84.10 $63.08
Castrate rabbit / Guinea pig $270.00 $202.50
Spey rabbit / Guinea pig $288.00 $216.00