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

[architect's rending of new small animal surgery wing]

Expanded Surgery Service Delivers Comprehensive Care

Dec 19, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Winter 2020 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Above, an architect’s rendering of the new surgery wing under construction as part of the Small Animal Clinic. Five Faculty on Surgery Team The new year brings exciting changes for the small animal surgery service at the Veterinary...

[four anesthesiologists at Iliinois veterinary college]

Recruiting More ‘Bright Minds’ in Anesthesia

Oct 9, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October/November 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Fifth Faculty Member Arrives This Fall I’m delighted to report that over the past four years we’ve recruited from near and far to build a team of five in our anesthesia and pain management service. It’s remarkable growth, considering...

[architect's rending of new small animal surgery wing]

Strategic Moves Advance Veterinary Care

Jul 24, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August/September 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. We’re Here as a Resource for You If you’ve ever played the children’s logic puzzle called Rush Hour, you understand just how many small moves are sometimes needed to accomplish a goal. In the case of the puzzle, the...

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