About Nexus

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NVS - Nexus Veterinary Specialists

Compassionate care powered by loving families and the veterinary community


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. We cherish our pets for giving their lives, their trust, and unconditional love, and believe in a responsibility to provide them with the best care available.

At Nexus we provide the leading standard of specialized care in a state-of-the-art facility. Nexus was formed in a strategic partnership with our friends at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic (CVC). Dr. Mark has built a team of passionate, hard-working individuals that continue to impress and inspire how we approach clinical care. We are grateful to the CVC family for welcoming us with open arms & joining our mission to bring Specialized & Emergency Care to the Golden Crescent region.


Dr. Brian S. Beale, DVM, DACVS

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon​


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.


Dr. Don Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

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.

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Dr. David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon​


Growing up, Dr. Dycus always wanted to enter medicine. As an animal lover, veterinary medicine was the perfect choice. Dr. Dycus approaches veterinary surgery with this driving principle: a great veterinary technician is irreplaceable, and a good surgeon will do anything they can to hold onto their support team.

Dr. Dycus was named by DVM360.com as one of the 10 veterinarians to watch in 2018. He is a frequent contributor in both writing and interviews in updates in orthopedics to several veterinary websites and magazines. He has participated in multiple podcasts for organizations both domestically and internationally. Dr. Dycus has also been featured on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio’s segment on Pet Health and Orthopedics.

Dr. Dycus loves teaching, and he is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has given over 200 continuing education lectures and taught over 100 laboratories. He is a frequent lecturer at the Fetch conferences (formally CVC), has lectured at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) yearly conference, VMX, Western States, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) yearly conference, Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (IVECCS), International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT), as well as many different state association meetings. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR), the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAAHA), Veterinary Compendium for Orthopedics and Traumatology (VCOT), Veterinary Evidence, Veterinary Clinics of North America, Canadian Veterinary Journal (CVJ) and Frontiers to name a few. He has authored or co-authored 5 book chapters.

To follow Dr. Dycus please check out his Facebook page: Dr. David Dycus or follow him on Instagram: Ortho_Vet


Dr. Mark Besancon, DVM

Director of Operations

Surgery Intern, Special Interest in Orthopedics

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 is a part of the Beale's Best hospital network, 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