On Saturday, May 4, Dean Peter Constable received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine “for his extensive contributions to the improvement of veterinary education, animal health, and public awareness of veterinary medicine’s contribution to human health.” The recognition occurred during the college’s oath and hooding ceremony. In the photo above, Dr. Rustin Moore (at right), dean of the Ohio veterinary college, presents a plaque to Dean Constable.
Dr. Constable completed an ambulatory internship and a food animal medicine and surgery residency at The Ohio State University. He also earned both a master’s of science degree (1989) and a PhD in cardiovascular physiology (1992) there. He had previously earned his veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne (1982) and practiced in both Australia and England before entering the internship in Ohio.
Dr. Constable was selected for being an accomplished teacher, mentor, and world-renowned speaker. He has continually worked to advance the impact of the profession, including influencing the role of veterinary medicine in public affairs.
His prolific research career encompasses more than 50 grants, nearly 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and over 40 book chapters. His areas of study range from acid-base physiology, fluid therapy, and calf diarrhea to biostatistics, pharmacokinetic modeling, veterinary education, and the cardiovascular response to endurance training.
Dr. Constable has also been named one of the “Legends of Large Animal Medicine” by his peers for his contributions to large animal practice. He is a co-author of the tenth edition of Veterinary Medicine: A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs, and Goats, which serves as a key resource for large animal practitioners throughout the world.