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

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Campus, CVMA Celebrate Milestones

Feb 1, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the February 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. sesquicentennial activities culminating in May 2018 From all of us at your College of Veterinary Medicine to all of you in the CVMA, congratulations on reaching your 120th year! I enjoyed celebrating with you on November 19 at the AMA’s...

Update on the Closing of VSC at Illinois

Dec 2, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message was sent to faculty, staff, and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dear college community, Last week Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove told the college of their decision to close VSC at Illinois, the collaboration between their practice and our college that has been operating from our Chicago headquarters in the...

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Hidden Gem: Zoo Path Program in Your Midst

Nov 15, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the December 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Zoo Pathologists Advance Global Health Earlier this year when I was attending a meeting of U.S. veterinary deans in Florida, I had the unusual experience of spotting a seahorse on dry land. I was walking along the beach the morning...

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