Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
In 1872, when the first classes in Veterinary Medicine at the Iowa State College were opened to students it was recognized as a pioneering, and to some extent a daring, venture into the educational future. Nevertheless, the intelligent and courageous men who taught those early classes undoubtedly were able to envision Iowa as the center of a great livestock industry.
Friley, Charles E.
"President's Ninetieth Anniversary Message,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol10/iss2/2