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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.

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.

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Caleb Hudson, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon​
ACVS Founding Fellow, Minimally-Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedic)


Dr. Hudson grew up in southern Missouri on a small farm and developed a strong interest in caring for animals through the practical application of science.  While in veterinary school at the University of Missouri he gained a fascination with veterinary surgery and after graduation in 2007 moved to Gainesville, Florida to complete a rotating internship followed by a small animal surgery residency at the University of Florida.  Post residency, he stayed on Faculty at the University of Florida until 2013 when he moved to Texas to work in private practice.  The surgery residency and subsequent years in practice have stoked Dr. Hudson’s early fascination with surgery into what has become a lifelong passion to excel in the field of orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Hudson strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for his surgical patients but is also passionate about clinical research, which leads to the development of new surgical techniques and devotes a large portion of his time to teaching other veterinarians to do surgery more effectively.  He travels, both in the United States and around the world, to speak about orthopedic surgical techniques.  In recognition of his surgical, research and teaching accomplishments, Dr. Hudson was awarded Founding Fellow status in Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2021.

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J. Matthew Sherwood, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon​


Raised in his father's veterinary practice in Beaumont, TX, Dr. Sherwood discovered his passion for veterinary medicine at an early age. After graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he furthered his skills during a surgery internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. After finishing his surgical residency at KSU, Dr. Sherwood achieved his ACVS board certification in 2016.

As a board-certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Sherwood has devoted over two decades to the well-being of animals. Specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, with a particular interest in canine athletes, he brings a wealth of experience to Nexus. He has a special interest in both internal and external fixation of fractures, cranial cruciate ligament disease, and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Beyond the operating room, Dr. Sherwood finds solace in the rhythm of fly fishing along the Texas coast and enjoys live Texas music.

With a passion for continuous learning, Dr. Sherwood strives to remain at the forefront of veterinary advancements. He has contributed to numerous publications, reflecting his commitment to sharing knowledge and improving veterinary practices. Dr. Sherwood has a passion for teaching & lecturing. He actively serves as a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant, fostering collaboration within the veterinary community.

Dr. Sherwood's professional values embody a blend of professional excellence and a genuine love for animals. For him, the most rewarding aspect of being a veterinarian is the satisfaction of enriching the lives of both his patients and their human families.

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