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
Although the practice of the veterinary art extends back to the earliest beginnings of civilization, it has only been during comparatively recent times that the education of veterinarians has been conducted along formal lines. The first veterinary school was founded at Lyons, France, in 1761. Following the example set by France, schools of veterinary medicine were soon organized in several other European countries.
Tyler, David E. and Davison, Fred C.
"The Past and the Future of Veterinary Education, Part One: A View of the Past,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 23
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol23/iss2/3