The Animal Welfare League of Victoria established Lort Smith Animal Hospital in 1936. Our Founders Louisa Lort Smith was passionately committed to caring for the animals of poor and distadvantaged people.
Since opening our doors we have cared for more than one million animals and re-homed around 200,000 pets to loving families.
Today, Lort Smith Animal Hospital is the largest not-for profit animal hospital in Australia. Lort Smith is one of the only organisation of its kind in the world, providing services through the Hospital, Adoption Centre and Community Outreach programs.
Our mission is to improve the health and happiness of animals and the people who care for them.
Lort Smith Animal Hospital is a not-for-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, meaning all donations $2 and over are tax deductible.