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

[Illinois veterinary college dean Peter Constable and a sled dog in Alaska]

Big Hearts, Alternate Pathways, and Winning the Race

Apr 27, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Performance and endurance are key qualities You may recall me as a food animal clinician-scientist from my faculty days at Illinois, but another of my longtime research interests is cardiovascular physiology, particularly in the elite canine athlete. For more...

[At the 2016 AVMA Fly-in, the Illinois delegation]

Tackling Veterinary Student Debt

Mar 18, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the April 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Our college is taking aim at the issue of student debt On April 20 more than 200 stakeholders will gather at Michigan State University for the Fix the Debt Summit, confronting head on one of the biggest challenges facing the...

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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