Matt Carriker Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More - (2024)

Matt Carriker is an American veterinarian and entrepreneur. He is also YouTuber known for his channels Demolition Ranch, Vet Ranch, and OffTheRanch. He is often referred to as ‘Demo Ranch.’ [1]MuskOx

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Matt Carriker was born on Friday, October 24, 1986 (age 34 years; as of 2020), in Fredericksburg, Texas, US. In 1989, Matt moved with his family to Boerne, Texas.

Childhood picture of Matt Carriker with his grandfather

He attended the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texa, where he attained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. [2]Matt Carriker – Instagram [3]MuskOx

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Hair Color:Brown

Eye Color: Blue


Parents & Siblings

Matt was born to Dr. Lee Carricke (a veterinarian) and Pat Carriker. His brother Mark William Carriker, also a YouTuber, succumbed to cancer in March 2020.

Matt Carriker with his brother Mark

His other brother is named Drew Carriker.

Matt Carriker with his brother Drew

He also has a sister named Dr. Ali Thames.

Wife & Children

In high school, he met a girl named Meredith. They both began dating and graduated high school together. Meredith later became a part of his YouTube channel OffTheRanch. She is the owner of The Linc Boutique and LincActive online stores. In 2004, Matt and Meredith “Mere” Carriker took wedding vows.

Matt Carriker with his wife

Together, the couple is parents to a boy, Lincoln, and two girls, Adalyn and Annie.

Matt Carriker with his wife and children



In April 2007, Matt launched his YouTube channel ‘OffTheRanch’ in which he began posting videos of his personal life and animals. His first video titled ‘Dog versus Deer ORIGINAL’ was uploaded in 2009.

Later, the channel became famous after Matt began posting videos renovating abandoned houses, cars, and other things. The channel hosts more than 4 million subscribers (as of 2021). On January 3, 2011, still undergraduate, Matt Carriker opened his YouTube channel ‘DemolitionRanch’ due to his love for guns and began uploading videos on his channel. He uploaded his first video ‘SPAS-12 vs Computer Monitor (Franchi LAW-12)’ on the same day the channel was launched.

His increasing interest in YouTube affected his studies, making him fail the final exams in graduation. He decided to quit making videos for some time to focus on his studies, which would have allowed him to open his own vet clinic. After he graduated, he started uploading videos on his YouTube channel again as his subscribers count increased. As of June 2021, DemolitionRanch has over 10 million people subscribed to it.

On January 28, 2014, Matt opened his third YouTube channel ‘Vet Ranch,’ a channel where fellow veterinarians share their stories of how they treated animals. The first video on the channel titled ‘Janie, Hit By a Car (GRAPHIC)’ was released in February 2014. The channel has more than 2.50 million subscribers.


Since childhood, Matt was close to animals and felt for them because his father was a vet. After graduating, he opened a vet clinic in his hometown called Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary, where Matt devotes 30 hours a week as a veterinarian, completing treatments and surgeries of animals.

Matt Carriker at his vet clinic

Matt is also in partnership with the San Antonio Humane Society. Through his YouTube channel Vet Ranch, he has continued to bring awareness to the animals.

Religion/Religious Views

Matt’s brother Mark was a faithful Christian. When Mark baptized himself, he convinced his father and Matt to be baptized with him. [4]Mark William Carriker Orbituary – Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home Matt is a follower of Christianity and baptized his three children in 2021. [5]Matt Carriker – Instagram

Car Collection

  • Ford GT40

    Matt Carriker talking about his Ford GT40 in an Instagram post

  • Ford Raptor
  • 2017 DF Goblin

    Matt Carriker with his 2017 DF Goblin

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Matt Carriker talking about his Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in an Instagram post

  • 2020 Ford Super Duty

    Matt Carriker talking about his Ford Super Duty in an Instagram post

  • 2021 Chevy Suburban

    Matt Carriker with his 2021 Chevy Suburban

Note:He has more cars and trucks than listed above. He has sold some of them.

Firearm Collection

  • Gold Barrett M107A1

    Matt Carriker with his Gold Barrett M107A1

  • Yeet Cannon G1

    Matt Carriker showing off his Yeet Cannon G1

  • Kel-Tec KS7

    Matt Carriker showing off his Kel-Tec KS7

  • Serbu BFG-50A
  • ArmaLite AR-30A1

    Matt Carriker posing with his Serbu BFG-50A and ArmaLite AR-30A1

  • Colt Python 357 Magnum

    Matt Carriker showing off his Colt Python 357 Magnum

  • Raging Hunter™ 44 Mag

    Matt Carriker talking about his Raging Hunter™ 44 Mag

  • Big Boy X .357 Mag
  • Desert Eagle

    Matt Carriker showing off his Big Boy X .357 Mag and Desert Eagle

  • M249 light machine gun

    Matt Carriker posing with his M249 light machine gun

Note:Some selective guns are shown in the section. He has more weapons than the ones mentioned above.


  • Growing up, Mark has liked cars, trucks, and guns.
  • He is a fitness freak and works out with his wife every day.

    Matt Carriker working out with his wife

  • Matt is the owner of two dogs; one of them is named Lil Mama. He also had another dog named Dozer, who is dead.

    Matt Carriker talking about his dog Lil Mama in an Instagram post

  • Matt Carriker’s fandom is called Demolitia.
  • In 2015, he was featured in the episode ‘Demolition Ranch’ of the TV documentary ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It.’
  • In February 2019, the publication company 33rd Degrees Publishing LL published his book ‘The Subversion Threat.’
  • In 2020, Matt made his acting debut with the lead role of ‘Lucas’ in the American film ‘Strain 100.’

    Matt Carriker in a scene from Strain 100 (2020)

  • Matt has a clothing line called Demolitia/Demolition Ranch, which is manufactured by the screen printing and merchandising business company Bunker Branding.

    Matt Carricker’s Demolitia merch by Bunker Branding

  • Matt has endorsed MuskOx, an outdoor clothing brand for wildlife adventurers, and has DemoRanch inspired collection in collaboration with the brand.

    Matt Carriker modeling for MuskOx’s shirt

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