The Cat’s Meow – A Dream Come True!

Kim Hurley holding a big cat aka a tiger cubAlmost 10 years ago, Kim Hurley, better known as “The Cat Lady” had a dream.  Myrtle Beach needed a cats-only veterinary facility

Kim had worked for over 10 years as a Vet Technician in Naples, FL at a cats only veterinary hospital.  There, she also learned to groom cats and took care of a nice boarding facility.

After moving to Myrtle Beach to be near her parents, Kim worked at several local veterinary hospitals.  Beginning to miss the “cats only” atmosphere, Kim decided it was time to act. 

In 2003, The Cat’s Meow was opened.  It started in a small 1,000 sq. ft. building in the shopping plaza off of 544, South Seas Village.  Kim hired a veterinarian and began offering basic medical services such as vaccines and spays and neuters to the cat loving public

The Cat’s Meow became very involved in helping the non-profit associations, such as Sav-R-Cats, Bikini Beach Rescue and Whiskers Animal Rescue with spays and neuters of stray cats.  Kim also began helping to adopt stray kittens to new loving homes.  Fancy walk-in suites were built for boarding and cats only grooming, like the Lion Cut, became very popular. 

Within less than a year, the business was growing so fast that the 1,000 sq. ft. building was bursting at the seams.  Luckily a much bigger location became available in the same shopping plaza.  The pet store known as Pet Paradise, was closing after over 15 years in that location. 

Kim quickly moved to make it Cat‘s Meow Veterinary Hospital‘s new home.  With more than double the amount of sq. ft., there was now more room to expand the hospital part of the business.  Kim began purchasing more state of the art medical equipment, such as in-house blood-work machines and a digital x-ray.  This gave them the ability to offer the best veterinary care for cats. 

Now, thanks to our two full-time vets and a dedicated cat loving staff, , The Cat’s Meow is  able to take care of all of your kitties’ needs, and at very affordable prices