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


Existing Outside of Trend: A VMRD Design Story
  • 2021-03-15

To stay trendy and relevant it is common for companies to go through several rebrands during their lifetime. VMRD is no different however, we have only gone through one major rebrand, with little tweaks thrown in occasionally. We don’t update our design to keep up with trends, but simply to stay fresh and interesting. If anything, I’d consider VMRD to exist outside of the trend. Let’s take a look at VMRD’s logo over the years. 80s opulence. In a time of new-wave styles like Memphis Milano, Neon Noir, and ‘80s Deco, VMRD kept it simple. No crazy patterns, bright neon colors, or palm trees, just a bold-colored, slanted sans-serif font, and a diamond-shaped graphic. In many ways, VMRD was ahead of the design curve. Dare I say “avant-garde”? By the EXTREME 90s, this logo would end up fitting right in with the punchy, “brutalist” typography that became trendy, but would differ greatly in its continued simplicity. Brands were still clinging to the bright and brash aesthetics...

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VMRD is Celebrating 40 Years of Personalized Service and Improving Animal Health!
  • 2021-03-01

In 1981, Dr. Scott and Janet Adams took a bold entrepreneurial risk and stepped forward to start VMRD. As a young couple with a dream and a lot of grit, they weathered the years to build the VMRD that we know today.  Through the early years, the entire family supported the business. Ethan Adams has worked in almost every department and gradually gained experience, management responsibilities, and executive roles until he became CEO in 2015.  Through the years, products, customers, and employees have come and gone, but one thing remained the same: The Adams family has been committed to their values and caring for all those who work for VMRD and who buy its products. For this, we are greatly appreciative. Thank you, Scott, Janet, and Ethan  As part of our celebration of 40 years of personalized service and improving animal health, we will be publishing profiles from both Scott and Ethan, as well as employee profiles periodically throughout the coming months. Celebrate with us by engaging with and sharing our digital content, or by providing us with...

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2020 AAVLD/USAHA Virtual Conference
  • 2020-09-24

VMRD will be participating in the AAVLD/USAHA all virtual annual meeting! While we'll miss the opportunity to attend our favorite conference with you in person, we are excited to connect in this virtual environment! Ask us about our NEW products: PrimeStore® MTM Serum Amyloid A (SAA) for equine We would also love to talk to you about: Johne's Antibody Test Kit (ELISA) ELISAPro Serology Processor    

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