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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

[Dr. Anne Barger delivers the address to the Class of 2017 at graduation]

Tap Into the History and Future of Veterinary Expertise

Nov 20, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the December 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Illinois faculty are leaders and innovators If you earned your veterinary degree at Illinois at any time in the past four or five decades—and even if you didn’t—you are likely to have benefited from faculty members who were leaders,...

[New Learning Commons at the College of Veterinary Medicine]

Creating Space for Transformative Learning

Sep 30, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. The college is committed to excellence in teaching An elective course for first-year veterinary students on sustainable livestock production illustrates this idea. Using an approach called the “flipped classroom,” Dr. Aldridge and co-instructor Dr. Jim Lowe require students to...

College Welcome, Fall Semester 2017

Aug 29, 2017 / Message from the Dean

Welcome to an exciting fall semester at the College of Veterinary Medicine! As we fall back into the rhythms of the academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome to the residents and interns, faculty and staff members, DVM and graduate students who have recently joined our college family. I hope that you quickly...

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