Dr. Collins received his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He then pursued an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Collins completed his ophthalmology residency and earned his masters degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1988. That same year, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1994, Dr. Collins was promoted to Associate Professor and received the prestigious Norden Distinguished Teacher Award. In 1996, he moved to the Milwaukee area and opened his own practice as Animal Eye Specialists. In 2008 Dr. Collins merged his practice with Eye Care for Animals and continues to practice in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.