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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

[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...

[A few founders from Illinois]

Illinois Faculty: Stubbornly Shaping the Future

May 25, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the summer 2017 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Illinois leaders are steadfast, tenacious, and tough Dr. John C. Thurmon, a member of the college faculty from 1962 to 1998, passed away in March at the age of 87. His daughter, Nancy Schmitt, in recounting her father’s...

[rats. bugs, public health]

Rats and Bugs: Illinois Faculty Take Action for Human Health

Mar 17, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the April 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. “Veterinarians are like MacGyver… We have a lot of experience thinking on our feet and finding solutions.” So stated wildlife clinic medical director and clinical medicine faculty member Dr. Julia Whittington, when asked about her role in the 2017 investigation...

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