Matthew C. Edson, DVM, MICP
Licensed to Practice in: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware
Matt was born and raised on a small farm in Eastampton, NJ, and he continues to live in the same area today. 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 in the region 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 President of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, a Site Visitor for the AVMA Council on Education, and former Chair and Large Animal Representative on the AVMA Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues.
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.
He has a variety of animal family members, including his horses (Bud, Buddy, Albireo, and Sunny), a miniature donkey (Buster), a mule (Bo), two sheep (Opie, and Scout), two goats (Chase and Gomer), three pot-bellied pigs (Cranberry, Bea, and Piggy Smalls), a Holstein steer (Ferdinand), three golden retrievers (Cody, Buddy and Shadow), a dachshund (Frankie), a dromedary camel (Boris), two geese (Brad and Donna), and three cats (Tyson Curtis, Morgan, and Katie).