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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

[mobile surgical unit in July 4 parade]

Students’ Skills Grow Along with Shelter Medicine Opportunities

Jul 15, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the August-September 2015 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. For decades, Illinois veterinary students have benefited from spay/neuter rotations at The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. Every other Monday, a fourth-year student arrives at the institution on Grand Avenue and LaSalle Street; two weeks later, that student leaves a more...

Canine Influenza Outbreak Spotlights Broad Veterinary Expertise

May 26, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June-July 2015 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Well done, Chicago area veterinarians. The eruption of a new strain of canine influenza in your community presented a tremendous challenge, and your collective response admirably illustrated the many facets of our profession. Beginning with alerting the profession to an...

As chief of staff, veterinary oncologist Dr. Laura Garrett will chair a hospital board comprised of section heads and two elected faculty members.

The Beat Goes on at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Apr 30, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the summer 2015 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Brendan McKiernan Retires, Laura Garrett Named Chief of Staff Like the very heart of our college, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital plays a central role in teaching, service, and discovery. Students circulate through it during all four years of their...

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