Series 1, Episode 4
A stray cat called Cooper was a regular visitor to Liesel, a former staff nurse at the Cat Hospital. When he turned up wearing a mysterious cone shaped collar and sporting a very nasty gash on his leg, Liesel took him straight to see Clare. Following a series of operations the wound was begining to heal. Then the Cat hospital had a call from someone looking for a cat fitting Coopers description. As the mystery unraveled it turned out that Cooper had been leading a secret double life.
A highly-spirited cat called Charlie is dropped off at the Cat Hospital for his annual check up. His owner Carole adopted Charlie when she found him abandoned as a kitten. Becasuse Charlie was hand reared he has a tendency to be willful and sometimes difficult to live with. Over the years Carole has learned to cope with Charlies sometimes testing behaviour.
A hairless spinx cat called Vader is treated for painful spots on his tummy. Because he is hairless, Vader rarely goes outdoors. His owner Laura asks if this could be the cause of the problem.
Cat Hospital takes viewers inside Ireland’s first purpose built veterinary clinic that caters exclusively for cats.
Nestled in the leafy environs of Glanmire outside Cork city, Cat Hospital is run by veterinary specialist Clare Meade who, together with her dedicated team, offers highly specialised care to their feline clientele.
Each week, this six-part observational series delivers a slice of life in the clinic; where cases can range from grooming and neutering to house calls and life and death medical emergencies.
Each episode reveals the drama, tension and heart-warming moments as Clare’s team tend to the creatures in their care. As our cat owners await diagnoses and the outcomes of surgery we see the dedication and bonds of love and between cats and their owners.
Cat Hospital is a M3TV / Cornelia Street co-production.
The six-part series, sponsored by Purina ONE advanced nutrition, continues on RTÉ ONE on December 6th at 8.30 pm.