Dean’s Office

Office of the Dean

2001 South Lincoln Avenue South
Urbana, Illinois 61802

P: (217) 333-2760
F: (217) 333-4628


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

[students Razyeeh Mazaheri and Daniel Shinsako]

Students Are Worth Celebrating

Mar 22, 2021 / Message from the Dean

Above, 2021 graduates Razyeeh Mazaheri and Daniel Shinsako, who will share their gratitude for scholarship support at the May 8 virtual celebration. This message will appear in the April/May 2021 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Join our Scholarship Celebration on May 8 As we wrap up this academic year, we take tremendous...

[a still from the video of a dog exam]

Removing Barriers for Veterinary Student Applicants

Feb 1, 2021 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Summer 2021 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. GRE Is Optional, Interviews Move to Zoom The admissions cycle that closed last October broke records. According to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), the number of people applying through the centralized application service has been...

[socially distanced learners]

Delivering the Veterinary Curriculum during a Pandemic

Dec 17, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. ‘Students … Remarkably Resilient’ How do you teach 130 students when only 44 can safely be seated in your lecture hall? This and dozens of other questions faced us as we implemented COVID-19 safety protocols for fall semester....

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