The current setting of the Lyon CNSMD is located north of the District of Vieux Lyon, 3 Quai Chauveau, in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon. These historical buildings originally sheltered a religious community, the Couvent des Dames de Sainte - Élisabeth (17th century), and then, after the revolution, they became the house of the Ecole Vétérinaire de Lyon [2]. The current layout of premises and buildings is due to the architect Chabrol (middle of the 19th century).
Finally, in 1988, they were renovated and expanded to accommodate the Lyon CNSMD.