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

[photo taken by Peter Constable at veterinary hospital in Saudi Arabia]

Noteworthy Numbers for Global Health Warriors Like You

Jul 13, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the August 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Monkeypox, Canine Flu, and More Visit Chicago Are you a global health warrior? If you spend your days taking care of Chicagoland dogs and cats, “global health warrior” may not be integral to your self-image. And yet, because you are...

[hat and drums from the Marching Illini]

Fall Forecast: Exciting Conference, New Faculty

Jun 14, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Excitement Draws Chicagoans to Champaign The Illinois campus was abuzz on March 7 when Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced a new head football coach. “Josh approached me about this possibility, and I immediately seized on the opportunity to make a...

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

Big Hearts, Alternate Pathways, and Winning the Race

May 25, 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...

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