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Matt Carriker

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Matt Carriker
Carricker wears a baseball cap and sunglasses
Carriker in October 2019
Personal information
Born (1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 34)
Boerne, Texas, U.S.
EducationTexas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (DVM)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011-Present
Genre
  • Shooting
  • veterinary medicine
  • vlog
Subscribers
  • 7.84 million (Demolition Ranch)
  • 2.87 million (Vet Ranch)
  • 3.35 million (Off The Ranch)
Total views
  • 1.1 billion (Demolition Ranch)
  • 375 million (Vet Ranch)
  • 475 million (Off The Ranch)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015
Updated November 10, 2019

Matt Carriker (Doctor Mathew Lee Carriker, born October 23rd, 1986) is an American veterinarian and YouTuber. He is the founder of three YouTube channels: DemolitionRanch, Vet Ranch, and OffTheRanch. He occasionally refers to himself as the King of the “Demolitia” (a portmanteau of “Demolition” and “Militia”), the name he has given to his DemolitionRanch fan base. He practices veterinary medicine at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary Clinic.

Early life and education[edit]

Matt Carriker was born on October 23, 1986. He was raised with his brothers, Mark and Andrew, and sister, Ali, in Boerne, Texas.[citation needed] His father is a veterinarian.[1]

Carriker attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2008 and received his veterinary license in 2012.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Carriker practices veterinary medicine at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary Clinic in Boerne, Texas.[4][5] He also is the owner and founder of Bunker Branding Co, which manufacturers and sells merchandise, embroidered clothing, and apparel printing for Carriker's YouTube channels, other YouTubers, and various businesses.

DemolitionRanch[edit]

In 2011, Carriker started his YouTube channel, DemolitionRanch, as a veterinary student.[2] The channel began with him and friends using a GoPro to record themselves shooting guns.[2] Since then, it has grown a fan base of millions of firearms enthusiasts of all ages. Video topics include firearm reviews, penetration experiments, and what Carriker terms "redneck science" involving the damage created on various objects by different ammunition types.[1][6]

Vet Ranch[edit]

Carriker bought the veterinary clinic from his father, Dr. Lee Carriker, who also graduated from Texas A&M as a vet and appears in occasional Vet Ranch videos helping homeless animals.

Carriker founded Vet Ranch, a non-profit organization, in February 2014.[7][3] It is a group of veterinarians, including fellow Texas A&M graduate Karri McCreary, who treat animals from high-kill shelters and the street. Medical expenses are raised through donations and advertisements on the Vet Ranch YouTube channel.[4][7][1] Most animals come from San Antonio Pets Alive, which also helps find homes for animals after they are treated.[4]

OffTheRanch[edit]

Carriker has a vlogging YouTube channel called OffTheRanch.[citation needed] It includes videos about his family life outside of veterinary medicine and firearms.[8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Moore, Nicole (October 24, 2016). "Texas Vet Gives Homeless Animals A New Chance At Life". The Holidog Times. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Newlin, Lacey (November 23, 2015). "Veterinarian comes to the rescue of homeless animals". High Plains Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Smith, Connor (September 1, 2015). "Former A&M student utilizes YouTube to save at-risk pets". The Battalion. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  5. Welsh, Stacey (April 7, 2016). "Vet Ranch heals animals, helps them find homes". KENS. CBS. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  6. Burgess, Laura (April 6, 2018). "Demolition Ranch YouTube Personality Takes on the LifeCard". Ammoland. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Evenepoel, Roos (November 7, 2015). "Stray Dogs Had No Hope Until The Most Selfless Heroes Arrived". The Dodo. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  8. Conti, Alessandro (February 28, 2017). "Il veterinario e il professore in pensione". Armi e Tiro (in italiano). Retrieved 2018-12-05.

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