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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

[orange and blue beating heart]

Help Us Tell the Illinois Vet Med Story: #ScienceWithHeart

Aug 7, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the fall 2017 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Three October Events Showcase Vet Med October is crammed with opportunities to tout the impact of your profession and your veterinary college. We’ve adopted the phrase “Science with Heart” to illustrate the rigor and the caring that characterizes...

[Dr. Jordan Vitt holds Nana, who traveled from Thailand with two veterinarians]

Illinois Delivers #ScienceWithHeart

Jul 26, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Using Data, Strategy, and Caring to Improve Life In July, two veterinarians from Thailand brought one of their patients, a three-year-old Chihuahua named Nana, more than 8,000 miles to have her PDA repaired via a minimally invasive procedure at...

[Illinois veterinarians delivered training to more than 100 canine handlers with the Illinois State Police]

Reaching Out Across the Aisle, Across the Internet

May 30, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the June 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Fast action to meet pressing societal needs A speedy response can mean the difference between life and death. As medical professionals, you all know this. The legislative and academic realms, however, are not widely known for their speed. Reaching...

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