Roxanne Buck

Roxanne Buck

Roxanne Buck

BSc BVSc MSc (Vet Sci) MMedVet (Anaesthesiology)

E-mail: [email protected]

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesiology, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies


Research Sub-themes

Veterinary anaesthesia for African wildlife


Wildlife research has historically focussed on capture and immobilisation of wild animals for short periods. However, with the increasing value of individual wild animals, the ability to anaesthetise animals for longer periods of time is becoming more relevant. A more clear understanding of the species-specific physiological and pharmacological responses of to the drugs used for chemical capture and anaesthesia are crucial.

Research Projects

Field ready anaesthesia in cheetahs

  • Understanding the physiological effects of immobilisation and anaesthetic drugs in cheetahs
  • Investigation of different anaesthetic drugs for maintenance of anaesthesia in cheetahs

Hyperkalaemia in immobilised wild felids

  • Investigating potential patho-mechanisms behind hyperkalaemia commonly seen in immobilised wild felids
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