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

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...

[Dr. scott Austin and horse]

Equine Updates: News from Your College of Veterinary Medicine

Feb 5, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the spring 2015 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Last December I attended the college’s alumni reception at the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention in Salt Lake City. Dr. Scott Austin, who heads the equine service section in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was also at the meeting....

[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...

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