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

Defining Pre-eminence for Illinois Veterinary Medicine

Feb 5, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the March 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Like a roadmap for success, the plan will guide us through challenging times In the midst of constantly changing circumstances, a successful organization remains focused on its goals. There is certainly no lack of change facing our college right...

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What Our Vision Means for Illinois Veterinarians

Jan 19, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the February 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Illinois veterinarians are important stakeholders in our strategic plan In December your College of Veterinary Medicine formally adopted a five-year strategic plan. Far from being a sterile document that will languish on a forgotten shared drive while we go on...


Things to Know about Illinois in 2016

Dec 8, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Happy New Year from all of us at your College of Veterinary Medicine! The start of 2016 falls midway through the fiscal and academic year at the University of Illinois. It’s a good time to update you on recent...

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