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

[a summer day reflected in Basic Sciences Building entryway]

Accreditation Visit: A Time for Reflection

Jan 31, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February/March 2020 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Our self-study tells a positive story At the start of a new year many people take stock of their lives and resolve to make adjustments that will help them achieve their goals. Organizationally, the college uses strategic planning to...

[Dr. Christopher Seals]

Care and Keeping of a DVM Curriculum

Jan 31, 2020 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Spring 2020 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Above, Dr. Christopher Seals relaxes in the college’s Learning Commons. Curriculum Map Delivers Diagnostics The data show that the Illinois DVM is highly valued in marketplace. Introduced in 2009, our innovative competency-based curriculum features 20+ weeks of clinical...

[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...

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