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Pet Neurology in Laguna Hills, CA

Dr Collinet

Audrey Collinet DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Board Certified in Neurology
and Neurosurgery

Our Philosophy

The Rise Neurology team is led by Dr. Audrey Collinet, a board-certified neurologist and neurosurgeon with extensive experience in managing both medical and surgical cases.

Dr. Collinet is assisted by a team of highly skilled veterinary technicians/nurses, including a veterinary technician specialist (VTS) in neurology—one of only 30 in the entire country.

Their combined expertise ensures your pet receives the highest quality care they deserve.

"With genuine respect, warmth, and kindness, I approach the care of all pets as if they were my own. Utilizing the latest advancements in neurological techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, I am honored to provide exceptional care tailored to your family's furry members."

The Rise Neurology Difference

The Rise Neurology Difference

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Advanced On-Site Diagnostics

Rise Pet health is a newly built specialty and emergency hospital with some of the most advanced technology you’ll find in our region. Our hospital is complete with digital X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI so our team can perform any testing required on site. By utilizing some of the most advanced tools available our neurology team is able to provide the most accurate diagnosis for your pet.

Comprehensive Options

We believe in offering a variety of possible treatment options to accommodate both your and your pet's preferences and needs.

Collaborative Approach

Our Neurology team is not only highly skilled but also deeply collaborative. We work in conjunction with your pet's primary vet and supporting health professionals. Many neurology patients benefit from our collaboration with other specialists here at Rise Pet Health, such as internal medicine and oncology. Since we are all under one roof, we work together as a powerful team in our dedication to helping you and your pet thrive.

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Tailored and Family-Centered Care

Our team creates a personalized care and treatment plan for your pet's unique health and needs. We understand the importance of accommodating not only your pet's needs but also the needs of your entire family. We strive to create a supportive environment where you feel heard, valued, and informed every step of the way.

Multispecialty & Emergency Support

Your pet's health is our top priority, which is why we're backed by a dedicated team of seasoned specialists and emergency doctors. Should your pet ever require emergency services, they will receive prompt and comprehensive care in those urgent situations. Our hospital is open 24/7/365 and is equipped with a dedicated ICU which is overseen by our board certified critical care specialists, enabling us to provide your pet with the highest quality care.

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Rise Neurology Services

Medical Neurology

Medical neurology involves managing or treating disorders without resorting to surgical intervention. This can be accomplished through various approaches, such as dietary changes, medications, or alternative methods.

  • Epilepsy and Seizure Management

  • Stroke

  • Brain Tumors

  • Vestibular and Balance Disorders

  • Neuromuscular Disease

  • Auto-Immune Meningitis and Encephalitis

  • Discospondylitis or Infection of an Intervertebral Disc

  • Infections of the Brain and Spinal Cord

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

  • Congenital Brain or Spinal Anomalies (such as Hydrocephalus, Chiari-Like Malformations or COMS, Syringohydromyelia, and More)

  • Wobbler's Syndrome

  • Traumatic Brain / Head Injuries

  • Movement Disorders or Dyskinesias (Tremors, Episodic Abnormal Movements)

  • Pain Management

  • Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

  • …. and Other Spinal Disorders


Certain neurological conditions are best addressed through surgical intervention, which may offer your pet the most thorough recovery and enhanced quality of life.

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Surgery

  • Spinal Fracture and Luxation Repair

  • Brain Tumors

  • Wobbler Syndrome Surgery

  • Atlantoaxial Stabilization

  • Skull Fractures

  • Hydrocephalus / Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement

Available Testing / Advanced Diagnostics

We offer an extensive array of top-tier neurology diagnostics, including advanced high-field MRI technology (1.5 Tesla) to ensure the highest standard of care.

  • Ultrasound

  • Digital X-Rays

  • Extensive In-House Laboratory

  • On-Site CT

  • On-Site MRI

  • Nerve / Muscle Biopsy

  • Spine / Brain Biopsy

  • Spinal Tap / Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis

  • Infectious Disease Testing

Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Our neurologist receives support from a veterinarian trained in alternative medicine whenever it is deemed medically appropriate.

  • Acupuncture and Chiropractic Therapy with Dr. Amanda Aldridge