Who we are

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Dr Manuela Trueby established Balmain Village Veterinary Clinic in 1992, in the heart of Balmain.

She recognised the need in the community for an easily accessible veterinary clinic which offered state-of-the-art veterinary services and holistic therapies but also provided a loving, personal and sensitive approach to pet and owner.

Dr Manuela is a proud member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Integrative Veterinarians Australia, Vets Against Live Export, Veterinarians for Climate Action and the German Small Animal Veterinary Association.

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Our Commitment

Integrative Care for Pure Animal Health and Vitality


You can read reviews from our clients below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you have a question or an issue.

  • 5
    I just love this vet. They are responsive, comprehensive and clear. Their customer service is excellent and the vets are very well informed.
    Jennifer Tierney
  • 5
    This is in my opinion the best vet in Sydney and the only truly holistic vet (I’ve tried them all.) I owe Manuela a lot in keeping my 16 year old cat healthy and happy. They are compassionate, positive, and they inform you properly on what your pet’s condition is, so you can be properly aware of their needs. Manuela also looks for ways to make her services as affordable as possible and doesn’t do unnecessary (i.e. expensive) testing if there is another alternative. I could not rate them more highly.
    Jennifer Kent
  • 5
    Thank you so much for looking after Marilyn Munroe. We felt she had the best care available at Balmain Village Vet.
    Philipa, Denis and Marilyn Munroe
  • 5
    I want you to know how very grateful I am to you for the wonderful care you gave Minnie over the last 10 years. I have no doubt that not only did your holistic treatment extend his life by a few years, it also greatly improved and enhanced the quality of his life - both physically and psychologically. You are the finest Veterinary Practitioner I have ever known and I recommend you most highly to everyone.
    Dinoh Shillmon
  • 5
    Thank you for your exceptional care of Cookie after her recent collision with a car. We really appreciated your staying later on Friday and Saturday to attend to her injuries. Thanks also for the extra special multi-coloured bandage. It will be remembered long after.
    Tina, Rob, Jacqueline & Charles
  • 5
    Thank you for looking after James Dean and Spike throughout their latter years. Your professional care certainly assisted their longevity of twenty two years. Thank you for your superb care of Jess since she was a puppy. What has always come through from you was your genuine care and compassion for Jess.
    Anne & Claire Cogswell
  • 5
    Just a little note to thank you for all the wonderful care you gave Conan over the last few years. The fact that he was always so comfortable with you is truly a testament to the compassion you show your patients and their families. In July last year you saved Conan’s life and gave us an extra six months to spend with our beloved rascal. For that and for your kindness and compassion, I can never thank you enough.
    Monica, Matthew & Meiki
  • 5
    The most caring and wonderful Veterinary clinic I’ve ever dealt with! Balmain Village Veterinary is my chosen vet. Dr. Manuela is fantastic along with all her lovely erudite staff that offer so much support and knowledge. I love that I can count on them for all my pups needs. I personally appreciate the holis- tic/natural approach to my pets health before jumping into conventional therapy.
    Zoe Lou
  • 5
    Manuela has been able to work miracles with my dog and has helped him heal to the point that he does not need the invasive surgery that I was advised to have in another practice. I am very happy and highly recommend this lovely clinic.
    Karen Brien
  • 5
    Dr Manuela and her team have always provided the best care for our Nelson over the past 6 years. Highly recommend BVVC to anyone.
    Pete Tait