Matthew C. Edson, DVM, MICP, MRCVS
Licensed to Practice in: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).
Dr. Edson was born and raised on a small farm in Eastampton, NJ. He attended elementary and middle school in Eastampton and graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 2001. In 2005, Matt completed his Paramedic certification (MICP) through Virtua Health, and he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Cook College with a double major in Animal Science and Biology (BS) in 2007. Four years later, he became a 2011 graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
His work experience has been varied. Past jobs have included a stint as a cow milker at the old Sunnyside Dairy in Westampton, NJ, an ocean lifeguard for the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol, a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic for the Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corporation, and an adjunct professor in the Science, Math, and Technology department at Burlington County College.
He is Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, a Site Visitor for the AVMA Council on Education, a Trustee for the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum, Vice Chair of the Tuckerton Economic Development Committee, former Chair and Large Animal Representative on the AVMA Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues, and former Vice Chair of the AVMA Practice Advisory Panel Pilot.
Dr. Edson is interested in many aspects of veterinary medicine, though he places an emphasis on equine, small ruminant, camelid, and pot-bellied pig medicine and surgery. He speaks both locally and nationally on the care of miniature pigs, backyard poultry, and backyard livestock. A strong interest in ultrasound led him to complete the comprehensive Small Animal Soft Tissue Imaging program at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in 2018.
In 2021 Dr. Edson was appointed the Founding Dean of the Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine which will be New Jersey’s first veterinary school.
He has a variety of animal family members, including his horses (Bud, Buddy, Albireo, and Sunny), a miniature donkey (Buster), a mule (Bo), a sheep (Scout), a goat (Gomer), two pot-bellied pigs (Bea and Piggy Smalls), a Holstein steer (Ferdinand), two golden retrievers (Buddy and Shadow), a dachshund (Frankie), a dromedary camel (Boris), and two cats (Morgan and Katie).