Dr Manuela Trueby
Owner & Principal Veterinarian
DrMedVet, DipWildlifeMed, CertVetHomeo
Dr Manuela Trueby graduated as a veterinarian from Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich in 1984, where she also attended a course that introduced her to veterinary homeopathy. Following a scientific tutor position at the Veterinary Faculty, she completed her dissertation as DrMedVet in 1987. During the next two years Dr Manuela worked in a specialist small animal clinic in Germany, utilising her traditional veterinary medicine skills, homeopathy and her knowledge in nutraceuticals.
In 1989 she was awarded a German scholarship to work at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, while completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Medicine and Husbandry at Sydney University. She treated koalas, orangutans, elephants…. and sutured an injured lion’s paw; a most special veterinary highlight! After passing the exams by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), Dr Trueby was admitted to the National Board of Examiners.
In 1992 Dr Trueby established her own small animal clinic in Balmain, incorporating veterinary science with holistic therapies like acupuncture, nutritional therapy, homeopathy and Chinese herbs. She completed a postgraduate qualification in veterinary homeopathy with the final examination by the British Association of Veterinary Homeopathy. She is registered with the Australian Association of Integrative Veterinarians and the International Association of Veterinary Homeopathy.
Dr Trueby attends regularly national and European veterinary conferences to stay in touch with the newest medical and holistic findings, which she shares by giving lectures about alternative therapies here and overseas.
Over the years Dr Trueby’s unique knowledge base has attracted the attention of the media with TV and radio interviews. VOX TV screened a special program on her, the clinic and her involvement with Taronga Zoo and other wildlife organisations. She also appeared on the Today Tonight Show to talk about holistic treatments and demonstrated acupuncture on her dog Tommy. She has been featured in Who magazine and been interviewed by SBS.
Dr Trueby, her husband and their two adult children live locally with their stunning Weimaraner Tommy and gorgeous ginger cat Leopold. Dr Trueby is a member of Veterinarians for Climate Change and Vets Against Live Export (VALE).