IDEXX Laboratories was founded by David Shaw in 1983 with five employees in the Old Port neighborhood of Portland, Maine to respond to a new niche market, the detection of diseases in livestock and poultry animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens. Within a few years, the company distinguished itself as a leader in immunoassay kits, including the now industry-renowned SNAP family of tests that detect diseases in cats, dogs, and other animals. By 1991, IDEXX has become a publicly traded company and over the next 25 years grew to become a world leader in veterinary diagnostic instrument development and manufacture; refrence laboratory services; and dairy and water testing. Put Simply, the company keeps animlas healthy, milk and water safe.
IDEXX has introduced a new platform, idexx.com/order, a new site offering direct ordering from IDEXX for U.S. customers. The new e-commerce site offers efficiency and practice management tools, and a streamlined ordering experience. IDEXX has also launched a redesigned idexx.com homepage and U.S. Small Animal Health website, providing easy access to product information and ideas.