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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

[techs and students on shelter medicine rotation]

Shelter Medicine Program Posts Win for Students, Society, You

Mar 26, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. New program to expand services at nine locations You’ve heard of a win-win situation? The Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois scores a win for so many beneficiaries, we may run out of hyphens. To begin with, there are the...

[Andrea Vercelli, Pamela Pipkin, Julia Whittington]

Turning Lions into Feral Cats: Scholarships Tame Veterinary Student Debt

Jan 15, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Scholarships provide relief to veterinary students A beast that threatens far too many colleagues entering our profession today is educational debt. At Illinois, the median debt reported by 2017 graduates was nearly $160,000. That number falls right in line...

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