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Dr Robert Sawicki BVSc

Lecturer in Veterinary Technology

School of Veterinary Science


Contact details

  • Ph: ext 83075
    Location: 2.19, New Veterinary Sciences Building
    Campus: Turitea


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Currently completing PhD looking at the efficacy of bupivacaine in canine castrations and the efficacy of transdermal buprenorphine patches for orthopaedic surgical procedures.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Surgery (070711)







Research Outputs


Carolyn Gates, M., Littlewood, KE., Kongara, K., Odom, TF., & Sawicki, RK. (2019). Guidelines for Implementing a Low-Cost Volunteer Desexing Skills Training Program for Veterinary and Veterinary Technology Students.. J Vet Med Educ. , 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Gates, M., Kongara, K., Littlewood, K., Odom, T., Sawicki, R.
Gates, C., Littlewood, K., Kongara, K., Odom, T., & Sawicki, R. (2018). There are many ways to spay a cat. Vet Script. 31(10), 24-26 Retrieved from http://www.sciquest.org.nz/node/150229
[Journal article]Authored by: Kongara, K., Littlewood, K., Odom, T., Sawicki, R.
Gates, MC., Odom, TF., & Sawicki, RK. (2018). Experience and confidence of final year veterinary students in performing desexing surgeries. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 66(4), 210-215
[Journal article]Authored by: Gates, M., Odom, T., Sawicki, R.
Sawicki, RK., Kongara, K., Giesig, M., Dukkipati, VSR., & Johnson, C. (2017). Effects of Bupivacaine and Morphine on the Electroencephalogram and Postoperative Pain in Castrated Dogs. PLoS ONE.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.


Gates, M., Littlewood, K., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R., & Odom, T. (2018). How many ways to spay? Improving student confidence and competence in performing desexing surgeries at the time of graduation. Poster session presented at the meeting of ISVEE 15. Chiang Mai, Thailand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gates, M., Kongara, K., Littlewood, K., Odom, T., Sawicki, R.
Sawicki, R., Kongara, K., Dukkipati, VSR., & Johnson, CB. (2017, July). Comparative effects of methadone, buprenorphine and morphine on electroencephalographic responses to castration of cats. Presented at Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia Chapter, Science Week, Scientific Conference. Gold Coast, Australia..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.
Sawicki, R., Kongara, K., Johnson, CB., Dukkipati, VSR., & Gieseg, MIKE. (2015). Effects of bupivacaine and morphine on the electroencephalogram and postoperative pain in castrated dogs. , 12th World Congress of Veterinary Anaesthesiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dukkipati, V., Johnson, C., Kongara, K., Sawicki, R.Contributed to by: Kongara, K.


Sawicki, RK. (2014, December). Local analgesia use in canine castration. In Companion Animal Veterinarians, Patrons' Day. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Sawicki, R.

Consultancy and Languages


  • Polish
    Last used: Ongoing
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching


Programme Director and Lecturer in Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. 

Courses Coordinated

  • 193.306 Integrative Studies for Veterinary Technologists

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