Dr. Brian Beale is a board-certified surgeon and co-owner with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. He joined them in 1992 after completing his residency and serving on the faculty of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive fracture management, medical management of osteoarthritis, and perioperative pain management. He has authored many book chapters and scientific articles on these topics and is a coauthor of the Small Animal Arthroscopy textbook. Dr. Beale is a frequent invited speaker to local, national, and international meetings. He is a past-president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, past-president of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Education Foundation, and active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Starting in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr. Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. He successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is well published in the veterinary literature. His clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.