Dean’s Office

About the Dean

[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

[Dr. Ken Welle with a parrot]

Compounding Interest: Spotlighting Veterinary Pharmacy Processes

Dec 5, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Winter 2018-19 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Veterinarians need flexible pharmacy rules “The truth is, for the vast majority of species there are no approved drugs. Everything is off label.” The medication only comes as a tablet, so must be put into a suspension for...

[members of the Illinois veterinary Class of 2022]

Good News from Illinois about Students and Alumni

Sep 29, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October 2018 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Top-Notch Students, Outstanding Alumni Thanks to everyone in CVMA who helps out by mentoring, writing references for, and serving as admissions interviewers for prospective students. You play an important role in delivering outstanding future colleagues to our door, and...

[Dr. Heidi Phillips, veterinary microsurgeon]

Passionate People Move the Profession Forward

Aug 1, 2018 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Have you been advised to “find your passion”? If so, you might want to tweak that advice a little, based on findings from a recent study at Stanford that has generated buzz in the lay press. Researchers found...

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