VDI Laboratory

VDI is the leading veterinary blood diagnostics provider in the fields of cancer, inflammation, essential vitamins, osteoarthritis, and wellness.

About VDI Laboratory

Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDI) was founded in 2006 with a single purpose: make advanced diagnostics, developed for humans, an option for the care of our pets.

VDI noticed a growing disparity in diagnostic tools available to veterinarians as compared to their human counterparts. Is there a reason why our pets shouldn’t get the same level of care as we do? Why don’t veterinarians have the same diagnostic tools available to them as human doctors do?

The veterinarian’s job is challenging. Multiple species with different biology, combined with patients that can’t speak and tell us what’s wrong. If anyone needs specialty blood tests and advanced diagnostics, it’s the veterinarian. This is VDI’s mission.

High Complexity testing machine used by VDI Laboratory

Company Timeline


2022 – Menu expansion & new partnerships

LAUNCH:

  • GI Lymphoma Panel for dogs
  • Advanced GI Panel
  • Chronic Enteropathy Panel
  • Pancreatitis Monitoring Panel
  • cPL/fPL
  • Cortisol
  • Cancer Panel- Lymphoma
  • Fur Mineral Analysis
  • Allergy Panel
  • Allergic Dermatitis Panel
  • Hyaluronic Acid test, Osteoarthritis panel for felines
  • Cancer Risk Assessment, Complete Wellness Panel for felines

INTRODUCED:

  • Test n’ Treat for Joint Health with Hyaluronic Acid/TrixSyn

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with Cogent Solutions for integration of joint supplement Trixsyn
2021 – Improvement on existing services

LAUNCH:

  • CRP/Albumin Ratio (CAR) for disease severity prognosis

INTRODUCED:

  • AgaricusBio product for cancer support
2020 – Menu expansion & new partnerships

LAUNCH:

  • Vitamin D Toxicity Panel
  • Folate
  • Feline GI Lymphoma Panel

INTRODUCED:

  • Magnesium Lotion For Pets – topical supplement for correcting low magnesium levels.

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with MagnumSolace for sale of Magnesium Lotion
2019 – Menu Expansion & Rebranding of tests

LAUNCH:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Magnesium
  • Chem12
  • Hyaluronic Acid (Joint Test)
  • Osteoarthritis Panel
  • Pericardial Effusion Panel
  • Pre-Stem Cell Therapy Panel

RENAMING:

  • Renamed INCaSe to Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Relaunched test menu with new test names
  • Application-specific panels

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with Neodin Biovet for test distribution in South Korea.
2018 – Launch of Dry Specimen Technology

LAUNCH:

  • Dry Serum Test Kits – Patented technology Samplla┬« for stabilizing fluid samples for extended periods of time.

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Expanded partnership with Rx Vitamins for distribution of full Rx Vitamins product line.
2017 – Menu expansion and R&D

LAUNCH:

  • TK-Equine: Blood test for the determination of lymphoma in horses

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with Kepler Diagnostics to develop Samplla┬« technology.
2016 – Company reorganization

REORGANIZATION:

  • Reorganized company with Veterinary Diagnostics Institute becoming parent company to VDI Laboratory (VDI) – The new customer facing name for the specialty lab.

2015 – First Dry Specimen Kit

LAUNCH:

  • Launch of the Vitamin D Spot Saver Kit – the first VDI blood test using a commercially available dry specimen transport method known as Dried Blood Spot (DBS) card.

2014 – Partnership & Test n’ Treat

LAUNCH:

  • Calcemia Panel for determining cause of hyper/hypocalcemia
  • First Test n’ Treat service with Vitamin D test & Vitamin D3 supplement

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with Rx Vitamins for Pets for Vitamin D3 supplementation.

2013 – Menu Expansion

LAUNCH:

  • TK-Feline+ Cancer Panel: the first two-biomarker cancer blood test for cats on the market
  • Vitamin D test – the new gold standard for cats and dogs

2012 – Menu Expansion

LAUNCH:

  • TK-Canine+ Cancer Panel: the first two-biomarker cancer blood test for dogs on the market
  • INCaSe (Initial Notification Cancer Screening) for dogs: The first true screening blood test for cancer in dogs

2010 – New Partnership

PARTNERSHIPS:

  • Initiated partnership with Webster Vet Supply (now Patterson Vet Supply) for distribution of services

2009 – New Tests

LAUNCH:

  • VDI-TKcanine: The first blood test on the market for diagnosing and monitoring tumor activity in dogs
  • VDI-TKfeline: The first blood test on the market for diagnosing and monitoring tumor activity in cats

2008 – Transitions

TRANSITIONS:

  • Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDxI) sells CardioCare to IDEXX, which is now being sold as CardioPet.
  • VDI begins transition from cardiac disease to focus on cancer testing.

2006 – Founding

FOUNDING:

  • Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDxI) is Founded

LAUNCH:

  • CardioCare, NT-proBNP marker: a blood test for cardiac disease in dogs and cats