VMRD was founded in 1981 by D. Scott Adams, DVM, PhD, and currently employs over 50 researchers, lab technicians and support personnel. From its site in Pullman, Washington VMRD develops and manufactures veterinary diagnostic test kits and related reagents for distribution in more than 77 countries. As a rapidly growing company, VMRD strives to preserve its family focused culture and core values of integrity and quality.

VMRD’s services division, performs specialized testing of raw materials, cells and seeds for the presence of adventitious agents to satisfy various regulatory requirements and quality assurance needs for the global serum, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries.


Products are improved as market requirements and new scientific information evolve, but each improvement must be approved by the USDA and undergo rigorous performance and stability testing prior to incorporation into product for sale



My father, Dr. D. Scott Adams, founded VMRD in 1981 with the vision of creating superior veterinary diagnostics. His tenure as leader of VMRD was characterized by a customer-centric philosophy encapsulated by the Golden Rule and further informed by his Christian beliefs. Now, almost 40 years later, the mantle of leadership has been passed to me. I share his vision as well as his beliefs and am committed to carrying on this legacy. I recognize, as he did, that no matter how hard we try to serve customers well, we will occasionally fall short. If you ever experience less than perfect products or service I encourage you to contact me personally so that we can do our best to make it right.

Thank you for your continued patronage and God bless!

Soli Deo Gloria!

- Ethan Adams, CEO


VMRD Has an International Office!
  • 2019-07-30

As we continue to expand our global presence, VMRD has opened a new sales branch office in The Netherlands.  This provides us the opportunity to increase our level of customer care and enable us to market our products and services to new European countries.   VMRD’s International Channel Manager, Brady Weldon, has been with VMRD for over five years, taking the values and customer support from our head office in Washington State to make this more readily available to our international customers.  For more information, contact Brady Weldon at +31 6 3902 9227 or bradyw@vmrd.com

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Testing Bovine Milk for Johne's Disease Now USDA Approved!
  • 2019-07-24

VMRD is delighted to announce USDA approval of our Mycobacterium Paratuberculosis Antibody Test Kit for testing bovine milk samples! LEARN MORE VIEW KIT INFO

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AVM Forty Fourth Annual Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2019-07-17

VMRD will be exhibiting at the 2019 AVM Conference, August 1-3 in Cincinnati, OH! LEARN MORE

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