[Scene from Open House]

Dean’s Office

About the Dean

[Dean Peter Constable]

Dean Peter Constable

Peter Constable became dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in January 2014. He had previously served on the Illinois faculty in the food animal section for 13 years, beginning in 1993 and including a period as interim head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. In 2006 he became head of the veterinary clinical sciences department at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

A native Australian, Dean Constable earned his veterinary degree in 1982 from the University of Melbourne, practiced in Australia and England, and completed an ambulatory internship and food animal medicine and surgery residency at The Ohio State University. He earned both a master’s and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology at OSU. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.

As a clinician and researcher, Dean Constable studied acid-base physiology, fluid therapy, shock, calf diarrhea, surgical conditions of the bovine abdomen, biostatistics, pharmacokinetic modeling, veterinary education and the cardiovascular response to endurance training. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters and is a co-author of the tenth edition of Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs, and Goats.

News Message from the Dean

[small animal surgeons]

Ortho, Onco, Micro, and More

Nov 23, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the November-December 2014 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Meet Urbana’s Small Animal Surgery Team Obstructive ureterolithiasis in a cat? Microsurgery on the feline urinary tract is no problem at Illinois. Fast-growing tumor of the skull or mandible? We’ll cut anything, and we have the success stories to prove...

What’s Ahead for the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sep 18, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the October-November 2014 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. In my eight months as dean, I’ve learned about the origins of the college, the forces that have shaped it, and the aspirations of the faculty who are creating its future. At the college’s Fall Conference in September and again...

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Of Milkshakes, Reversible Lameness, and the Growing Reputation and Legacy of Illinois Veterinary Medicine

Jul 28, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the summer 2014 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Outstanding faculty, students and alumni are associated with the Illinois veterinary program, a fact that I repeatedly encounter as I travel the state and the world. In June I presented at the Ninth International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology...

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