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


Polydactyl Toe Beans: A Foster Tail
  • 2023-06-08

Through the Whitman County Humane Society foster program, a couple are charged with the care of a VERY rotund and pregnant polydactyl mama. While home alone, a squeamish man witnesses the immediate aftermath of 8 babies being born, saving one of them from outside of the crate. After sharing the birth story and pictures of the mama and her babies, several coworkers are inspired to start the adoption process to bring these polydactyl toe beans into their homes. In the midst of lockdown, the Whitman County Humane Society asked us to care for a very pregnant young cat we called "Mumford". She was so sweet and cute (even with her extra toe beans), how could we say no? So we took this hairy cantaloupe with legs and put her in the foster room, knowing full well that it was only a matter of days before we saw some newborn kitties. Several comments were made about how funny it would be if this birth happened while I was the only person in the house, and fate definitely has a sense...

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Miraculous Heart: Nigel & Washington State University VTH
  • 2023-06-06

A dog's late-night visit to WSU Vet Teaching Hospital with an unusual and life-threatening heart condition turns into 5 more years of learning opportunities for the hospital and many more of boops and snugs for a relieved and grateful dog-mom.  Nigel was found abandoned and wandering around a popular hiking trail in Missoula. My mom brought him home and he immediately took to me, so I decided to adopt him. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. For more than a decade, Nigel was my favorite companion. He charmed everyone with his sweet, goofy, and loving demeanor. He was scared of his own shadow and was the definition of a lap dog, despite his 85 lb size.  He was the type of dog that had people saying “if you die, I want Nigel” after knowing him for about 30 minutes.   When Nigel was about 8, he unexpectedly suffered from a severe heart event. He was behaving oddly and I took him into Washington State University Teaching Hospital at 10 p.m. because I...

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Newly Available Horse-Side IgG Test Requires No Refrigeration
  • 2023-01-16

PULLMAN, WA, JANUARY 16, 2023 —VMRD, Inc is excited to share the launch of their latest offering for equine veterinarians, a novel horse-side test to measure IgG in foals. VMRD’s Foal IgG test does not require refrigerated storage and runs in 10 minutes using the same palm-sized reader as the VMRD SAA test. The reader then objectively interprets the test and displays results, eliminating the stress of visual interpretation. “The Foal IgG test was designed with equine veterinarians in mind, incorporating features that address the challenges they face in the field,” according to Veterinary Affairs Manager Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. “This allows vets to maintain their focus on the most important part of the job – their patients.” Failure of passive transfer in foals, characterized by low circulating IgG, can lead to devastating consequences by rendering the foal susceptible to a myriad of infections. Measuring IgG to ensure they absorbed enough antibody from the mare’s colostrum is therefore vital for any neonatal foal evaluation, helping the veterinarian determine whether treatment is indicated. &ldquo...

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