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

[Illinois veterinary students at 2018 Job Fair]

Becoming an Employer of Choice

Feb 11, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April 2019 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Attend the September 18 Job Fair Whether or not you are currently seeking a new associate, you would do well to investigate the job market for veterinary graduates. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics pegs the job outlook...

[student at 2018 job fair]

Help for Prospective Veterinary Employers

Jan 22, 2019 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the February 2019 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. How to Crack the Veterinary Job Market Last October we held a job fair in conjunction with the college’s annual Fall Conference. The energy was high in our new i-Flex classroom as more than 30 employers interacted with current...

[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...

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