Matt Carriker Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Matt Carriker is an American veterinarian, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. He is known for his YouTube channels Demolition Ranch, Vet Ranch, and OffTheRanch. He is popular by the name ‘Demo Ranch.’ [1]


Matt Carriker was born on Friday, October 24, 1986 (age 34 years; as of 2020), in Fredericksburg, Texas. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Matt Carriker as a child

In 1989, his family moved to Boerne, Texas. He gained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. [2] [3]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Eye Color: Blue

Hair Color: Brown


Parents & Siblings

His father, Dr. Lee Carricker, is also a veterinarian. His mother’s name is Pat Carriker. He had a brother named Mark William Carriker, also a YouTuber, who died of cancer in March 2020.

Matt Carriker with his brother Mark

He has one more brother named Drew Carriker.

Matt Carriker with his brother Drew

He has a sister named Dr. Ali Thames.

Wife & Children

In high school, he met a girl named Meredith. They both graduated high school together. Meredith is often seen with him in his OffTheRanch YouTube channel and is the owner of The Linc Boutique and LincActive online stores.

Matt Carriker with Mere Carriker

In 2004, he got married to Meredith “Mere” Carriker.

Wedding picture of Matt Carriker and Mere Carriker

He has three children with Meredith: Lincoln, Adalyn, and Annie.

Matt Carriker with his wife and children



In April 2007, he started his YouTube channel ‘OffTheRanch,’ where he posted videos from his personal life and animals at the beginning. His first video on the channel was titled ‘Dog versus Deer ORIGINAL,’ which was uploaded in 2009.


However, the channel came to be known for Matt’s renovation videos of abandoned houses, cars, and other things. The channel has more than four million subscribers (as of 2021). While pursuing his graduation, Matt Carriker started his YouTube channel ‘DemolitionRanch’ due to his love for guns on January 3, 2011. The same day, he uploaded his first video ‘SPAS-12 vs Computer Monitor (Franchi LAW-12).’


He continued to make videos and failed to graduate in the last year. After graduation, Matt had plans to start a vet hospital, but he did not have a certificate to allow him to open a vet hospital. He stopped making videos and focused solely on his studies and graduated. He soon opened his vet hospital and resumed his work on ‘DemolitionRanch.’ With time, he began earning from his YouTube channel and his subscribers count increased. As of June 2021, DemolitionRanch has over ten million subscribers.

On January 28, 2014, Matt started his third YouTube channel ‘Vet Ranch,’ a place where veterinarians share their stories of treating animals. The first video was titled ‘Janie, Hit By a Car (GRAPHIC)’ and was released in February 2014. The channel hosts more than 2.50 million subscribers.


Because his father is a vet, he felt for animals since childhood. In his hometown, he runs a local vet clinic called Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary. Matt Carriker works around 30 hours a week as a veterinarian at the clinic, completing Vet Ranch treatments and surgeries.

Matt Carriker at his vet clinic

He is in partnership with the San Antonio Humane Society, and through his YouTube channel Vet Ranch, he has brought awareness regarding animals.

Religion/Religious Views

His brother Mark was a faithful Christian. When Mark got baptized, he persuaded Matt and his father to be baptized with him. [4] Matt follows Christianity. In 2021, he baptized his children. [5]

Car Collection

  • 2021 Chevy Suburban

    Matt Carriker with his 2021 Chevy Suburban

  • 2020 Ford Super Duty

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

  • Ford Raptor
  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Matt Carriker with his Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

  • 2017 DF Goblin

    Matt Carriker with his 2017 DF Goblin

  • Ford GT40

    Matt Carriker talking about his Ford GT40 in an Instagram post

Note: He has several other vehicles, some of which were sold by him.

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: He has other firearms as well. Some selective ones are shown in the section.


  • Since childhood, Mark has a liking for cars, trucks, and guns.
  • His fans are called Demolitia.
  • Matt goes by the names Dr. Matt, King of the DEMOLITIA!, and Dr. Demolition Matt. [6]
  • In 2015, he appeared in the TV documentary ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’ in the episode Demolition Ranch.
  • In February 2019, his book ‘The Subversion Threat’ was published by 33rd Degrees Publishing LL.
  • In 2020, he appeared in the lead role of ‘Lucas’ in the American film ‘Strain 100,’ marking his acting debut.
  • He is also the owner of Bunker Branding, a screen printing and merchandising business that makes his ‘Demolitia’ merchandise.

    Matt Carricker’s Demolitia merch by Bunker Branding

  • He is the brand ambassador of MuskOx, an outdoor clothing brand for wildlife adventurers. The brand also has DemoRanch inspired collection.

    Matt Carriker modeling for MuskOx’s shirt

  • He is a fitness enthusiast and likes working out with his wife.

    Matt Carriker working out with his wife

  • He has two dogs; one of them is named Lil Mama. He had another dog named Dozer, who’s no more.

    Matt Carriker with his pet dogs

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