Matt Carriker

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Matt Carriker
Personal information
Born (1986-10-21) October 21, 1986 (age 32)
Texas, U.S.
EducationTexas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (D.V.M.)
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Matt Carriker (born October 21, 1986) is an American veterinarian and YouTuber. Carriker is the founder of three YouTube channels, Demolition Ranch, Vet Ranch, and Off The Ranch. He practices veterinary medicine at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary Clinic.

Early life and education[edit]

Matt Carriker was born October 21, 1986. He was raised with his sister and brothers in Texas.[1] His father is a veterinarian.[2] Carriker attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2008 and received his veterinary license in 2012.[3][4][1]


Carriker practices veterinary medicine at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary Clinic in Boerne, Texas.[5][6]

Demolition Ranch[edit]

In 2011, Carriker started his YouTube channel, Demolition Ranch, as a veterinary student.[1][3] The channel began with him and friends using a GoPro to record themselves using guns.[3] Videos topics include gun safety and reviews of firearms.[2][7]

Vet Ranch[edit]

Dr. Carriker bought the veterinary clinic from his father who also graduated from Texas A&M as a vet and occasional does a vet ranch video helping a homeless animal. Carriker founded Vet Ranch, a non-profit organization, in February 2014.[8][4] It is a group of veterinarians including fellow Texas A&M graduate Karri McCreary that treat animals from high-kill shelters and the street. Medical expenses are raised through donations and advertisements on the Vet Ranch YouTube channel.[5][8][2] Most animals come from San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) which also helps find homes after the animals are treated.[5]

Off The Ranch[edit]

Carriker has a vlogging YouTube channel called Off The Ranch.[1] It includes videos about his family life outside of veterinary medicine and firearms.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Carriker is married to Meredith (née Atkinson). Together, they have three children, [1] Adalyn, Annie, and Lincoln.


  1. ^ a b c d e Carter, Brooke (August 25, 2018). "Matt Carriker Net Worth 2018". Gazette Review. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  2. ^ a b c Moore, Nicole (October 24, 2016). "Texas Vet Gives Homeless Animals A New Chance At Life". The Holidog Times. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  3. ^ a b c Sipowski, Kylee (February 23, 2016). "YouTube Channel And Non-Profit "Vet Ranch" Is Going To Fix Them All". The Odyssey Online. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  4. ^ a b Newlin, Lacey (November 23, 2015). "Veterinarian comes to the rescue of homeless animals". High Plains Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  5. ^ a b c Smith, Connor (September 1, 2015). "Former A&M student utilizes YouTube to save at-risk pets". The Battalion. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  6. ^ Welsh, Stacey (April 7, 2016). "Vet Ranch heals animals, helps them find homes". KENS. CBS. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  7. ^ Burgess, Laura (April 6, 2018). "Demolition Ranch YouTube Personality Takes on the LifeCard". Ammoland. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  8. ^ a b Evenepoel, Roos (November 7, 2015). "Stray Dogs Had No Hope Until The Most Selfless Heroes Arrived". The Dodo. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  9. ^ Conti, Alessandro (February 28, 2017). "Il veterinario e il professore in pensione". Armi e Tiro (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-12-05.

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