Dr. Keith Poulsen, Large Animal Clinician at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, saw the dozens of tailgater tents jamming the parking lot across from Magruder Hall on game day and had a great idea: Put up a big banner promoting hospital services. The VTH marketing team was all over that; you can’t beat free advertising to a captive audience.
Dr. Ron Mandsager designed the banner and Dr. Helio de Morais suggested the addition of a good natured jab at OSU’s rival Oregon Ducks: The sign reads ‘Expert care for large & small animals . . . except ducks!’
The CVM maintenance crew, Ryan Mitchell, Steve Lehto, and Cory Lehto, built a frame and figured out how to attach the 4 foot by 20 foot banner. Now they install it on the front lawn of Magurder the day before every home game.