About Nexus

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Nexus Veterinary Specialists

NEXt Level Veterinary Medicine


Welcome to Nexus Veterinary Specialists! 


At Nexus, our mission is simple. We work with your family veterinarian to ensure your pets receive the best care possible. As a Specialty hospital, Nexus runs on collaboration with local veterinarians. While your family vet handles your pet’s primary health concerns, Nexus provides many forms of specialized care to assist in maximizing your pet’s health and quality of life. 

We believe in a compassionate & personal approach to everything we do. As Veterinary Specialists, our responsibility is to provide your family and your primary care veterinarian with the best possible treatment plan for your needs.

Nexus is a veterinarian-owned Speciality hospital founded by Veterinary Specialists. Nexus was formed in a strategic partnership with Beale's Best, an independent group founded by Veterinary Specialists, to bring hands-on Veterinary Continuing Education to the Golden Crescent. We are grateful to the Veterinary Community for welcoming us & joining our mission to put Victoria on the map as a hub of excellence in Clinical Care.


Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon​
ACVS Founding Fellow


Dr. Beale knew he was going to be a vet since he was 9 years old. His original inspiration came from his Grandparents. Growing up he often spent his weekends at their home, covered in drool from playing with their English Mastiffs and Saint Bernards. In a recent article (American Humane), Dr. Beale wrote that his grandparents taught him the importance of the human-animal bond and the responsibility we have to give our pets the best care possible. 


Dr. Beale’s passion is education. He has spent a large portion of his career teaching in hands-on surgery labs and speaking at large conferences. Dr. Beale co-authored Small Animal Arthroscopy, an industry defining textbook on orthopedics. He has written many other published articles and book chapters on specialized care. 


Dr. Beale received his DVM & completed his residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After his board certification he joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 1992 and practiced there until 2019. In 2020, Dr. Beale founded BVSE with Dr. Mark Besancon. 

Dr. Beale loves being a vet because he feels like he doesn’t have to work a day in his life. He enjoys spending his free time with his 3 kids, Isabel, Danielle, and Jared, and his wife, Mary. 


Dr. Beale loves the Houston Zoo and has worked with their expert team of veterinarians on many occasions. Lions, sea turtles, monkeys, sloths, and kangaroos are only a few of the animals Dr. Beale has worked with. 


Dr. Beale costarred on NetGeoWILD’s hit series, Animal ER, and he even hosted his own radio show, Your Pet’s Health, which aired on Houston KTRH 740.



Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Hulse was led to veterinary orthopedics by his passion for mechanics and his unconditional love for animals. As a clinician, he has dedicated his surgery career to providing minimally-invasive orthopedic care at at a fair and accessible price.


Dr. Hulse has built a lasting legacy in veterinary medicine through decades of helping other veterinarians and technicians advance their careers. As a world-renowned lecturer and researcher, he is frequently invited to teach at national and international veterinary conferences. Dr. Hulse has also authored books and chapters for veterinary textbooks, including his contributions to the industry-defining textbook, Small Animal Arthroscopy. As a clinical researcher, he has focused his work on minimally invasive orthopedic procedures for fractures and joint disorders. 


Dr. Hulse received his DVM from Texas A&M Veterinary School in 1970. He completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973 and was board certified in 1977. In addition to working as a surgeon in private practice, Dr. Hulse has been teaching veterinary orthopedic surgery as an A&M faculty member for over 30 years. 

Don enjoys spending his free time in Austin and College Station with his wife and son.


Mark Besancon, DVM

Surgery Intern, Special Interest in Orthopedics

Director of Operations


As a veterinarian & entrepreneur, Dr. Mark’s mission in life is to innovate, create, and educate. As a Texas native, Dr. Mark grew up in a family of animal lovers, and knew early on that he wanted to work with animals. He began his college career studying bioengineering at Texas A&M – Kingsville with an interest in orthotics & implant design, and later switched to veterinary medicine. Dr. Mark received his DVM in 2005 at Texas A&M and returned to Beeville to practice at a mixed animal hospital. He married Victoria native, Magen Kasper, shortly after graduating from veterinary school and they moved to Victoria in 2007 & joined a local small animal practice.


In 2009, Mark cofounded Crossroads Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Sam Williams to offer both small and large animal services to the Golden Crescent area. Today, Dr. Mark is the sole owner of Crossroads Veterinary Clinic, and continues to provide quality small animal services to the local and surrounding areas. Dr. Mark loves being a vet because he loves helping helpless animals and the satisfaction of keeping a pet alive and healthy for their owners.


Dr. Mark has a passion for innovation & design. Through his company, Besancon Innovations, he created and developed the MB Spinal Brace, a device designed & patented to aid in the medical treatment of back injuries in dogs, and the Leash EZ-Universal Leash Holder, which serves as a leash holding device for dogs. Dr. Mark continues to market and sell products, ideas, and procedures to improve all aspects of animal and human life. 


Dr. Mark is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), and is the secretary for the local Golden Crescent Veterinary Medical Association (GCVMA).


Dr. Mark and Magen have made Victoria their home along with their sons Kyler and Logan and three schnauzers Zoey, Copi and Jake. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, innovating new ideas, welding and construction projects.


Nexus Partners

Combining veterinary expertise across the country



Nexus Veterinary Specialists is a part of the Beale's Best family, which allows us to source collaboration, resources & expertise from industry leading veterinary specialists around the country. Our mission is to build a collective of top tier veterinary specialists who push the limits of veterinary medicine, allowing us to continually drive excellent standards of clinical care in all our hospitals. 

Beale's Best CE

Bark City Veterinary Specialists - Park City, UT

Crossroads Veterinary Clinic - Victoria, TX

Nexus Veterinary Specialists - Baltimore, MD

Nexus Bone & Joint Center - Baltimore, MD