Urgent Veterinarian services available at Urgent Pet in El Carrito, CA

An Exceptional Team

Our doctors and technicians have been specifically chosen to match our unique Urgent Pet vision for urgent veterinary care. They all have extensive emergency experience, having worked many years in busy Emergency Rooms in the Bay Area and elsewhere. When you phone our hospital, our team will determine whether your pet has an urgent care condition, or whether instead you should be redirected to a nearby 24-hour emergency hospital. Whatever happens, our doctors have the knowledge, the experience, and the equipment to treat any case that comes through the door. So even if your pet comes to us with a true emergency, we will stabilize them before helping you get them to the appropriate emergency hospital.

Nilanthi Kulasekara, BVSc


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Dr. Nilanthi Vipuli Kulasekara Veterinarian at Urgent Pet Doctor Headshot holding puppy

Dr. Kulasekara, also known as “Dr. K,” has over 25 years of experience as a veterinarian. She co-founded the first multi-doctor private veterinary hospital in Sri Lanka with two colleagues in 1996 and her hospital provides care for the pets of diplomats from several countries. Dr. K has worked in emergency animal hospitals in Massachusetts, Maryland, and California, and most recently as a full- time relief veterinarian concurrently at three emergency hospitals in the East Bay. When she isn’t taking care of pets, she loves experiencing the cuisine, music, dance, and literature of other cultures around the world—by traveling, or just by finding and interacting with people from all over the world right here in the Bay Area.

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Tino Luehman, DVM


  • 6 years Emergency Veterinary Medicine experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine since 2014

  • BS in Biology, Towson University, Maryland

  • BS in Geography and Environmental Systems and BA in Psychology, University of Maryland

  • Small Animal Emergency and Surgery General Practitioner Certificate pending (Improve International)

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Dr. Tino Luehman graduated from Virgina Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Prior to completing her veterinary medicine degree, she worked as a veterinary technician/assistant for 11 years. Since 2016, Dr. Luehman has been a full-time emergency veterinarian, first in Catonsville, Maryland, and since 2019, in Berkeley, California. Dr. Luehman has a special interest in small animal soft tissue surgery. She is also interested in exotic animal medicine and works with a number of exotic animal rescue groups in the area. She and her husband share their home with a number of rescue birds and rabbits as well as a pet snake.