Matthew ‘Matt’ Carriker was born on the 21st October 1986, in Texas, USA, and is a 32 year-old veterinarian and an internet celebrity, best recognized for his YouTube channels “Demolition Ranch”, “Vet Ranch” and “OffTheRanch”. Dr. Carriker’s YouTube channels currently have over 11 million subscribers, and his videos have amassed more than 1.5 billion views.
Dr. Matt Carriker Bio: Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education
Information concerning Dr. Matt Carriker’s early years is largely unknown to the public. We don’t have any information about his parents, however, we do know that he has a younger sister named Ali who chose the same profession as Matt, and is currently studying to become a veterinarian herself. At age 22, Matt graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, acquiring his license in 2012, four years after his graduation, and starting his career as a veterinarian.
Although Matt is a successful veterinarian and owns a family vet clinic, he is best known through his long-running YouTube channels. His start on this social platform came in 2007, when he uploaded his first video on “OffTheRanch”. Over the years, his first YouTube channel has grown steadily, and currently boasts 2.4 million subscribers, primarily featuring videos about Matt’s personal life, everyday activities, his friends and family.
His second channel “Demolition Ranch” is also his most popular and most followed channel, and since uploading his first video in 2011, has gathered a following of 6.4 subscribers. “Demolition Ranch” features various gun- and military-themed content, including videos in which Matt tries out or compares new rifles, pistols, ammunition, explosives and armors. “Demolition Ranch” is also the channel he is most recognized for, as he is often referred to as Mat “Demo Ranch” Carriker.
Videos on this channel have gathered almost one billion views, however, his third channel “Vet Ranch” is the one that Matt is most often commended for. He got the idea for this channel after rescuing a stray dog who was hit by a car, and was set to be euthanized. When Matt and his crew took the stray dog to his clinic, he decided to try and save the animal instead, and decided to film the entire process of animal’s recovery, and later post it online.
His efforts proved to be worthwhile, as the dog was saved and given for adoption. Following this, he used his internet fame and created another channel in 2014, which became known as “Vet Ranch”. In addition, he opened a shelter for the recovering animals which is also called the Vet Ranch.
His third channel currently has 2.6 million subscribers, with videos on this channel focusing on animal rescue cases, in which animals who are scheduled for euthanasia are instead transported to Matt’s vet clinic to be taken care of, and once healthy enough, Matt and his team work together with “Abandoned Pet Project” to find them a new home. More information regarding the noble mission of Matt Carriker and his crew can be found on Vet Ranch’s official site.
Personal Life and Family
Matt Carriker has been married to Meredith “Mere” Atkinson since July 2008. The couple have been together for almost 11 years, and now have three children together, two daughters called Adalyn and Annie, and a son called Lincoln. The family currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. Matt’s sister Ali also lives with them, and they have a dog named DozerMan, who is often featured in Matt’s YouTube videos.
It is estimated by authoritative sources that Matt Carriker’s net worth is close to $2 million, a large portion thanks to his long-running YouTube career, including income from sponsored content on his three channels, Matt’s net worth is also significantly increased due to monthly subscription fees he gets from the most loyal viewers in exchange for premium content.
Furthermore, Matt runs a successful business – namely his family vet clinic which represents another significant source of income. In addition to this, Matt also decided to try his luck in the film industry, and landed his first role in the horror film entitled “Strain 100”, scheduled for release on 27th March 2019.
Matt Carriker has an Instagram account on which he frequently posts a variety of content. He has around 850,000 Instagram followers, and often promotes his YouTube channels on his Instagram page by posting photos from upcoming videos, as well as updates from his personal life. He also has a Twitter account with around 100,000 followers.
Carriker is an extremely tall person at 6ft 9ins (2.05m), and weighs around 210lbs (95kgs). He has dark brown hair and brown colored eyes.