About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is To provide a first class, 5 star luxury cat boarding accommodation for the most discerning cats holidaying in Sydney, as well as receiving the highest level of care, love and attention. We provide an ‘A’ grade boutique pet store for the most discerning pet owners in Sydney. All this is made possible through the support of our animal loving, passionate and highly skilled staff.

Our Focus

“Proving an unmatchable cat boarding experience and the ultimate home away from home for furry family members; Caring for each and every cat as if they were our own”

  • Provide a holiday for cats
  • Treat every cat as if they are our own
  • Operate through the clients’ eyes
  • Provide peace of mind to owners
  • Offer a safe and secure cat boarding facility
  • Provide a “spotless” cattery
  • Provide gold star service and unbeatable level of excellence

Our Staff

Jules dos Santos

[Founder / Owner,

Veterinary Nurse & Cat Psycologist]

Jules’ passion for animals is immense! Desperate to work with animals from her early years, she started in the veterinary industry as a volunteer when she was just 14 years of age. In 1998 she moved to Australia from the UK and continued dedicating her life to animals as a veterinary nurse. Since then Jules has worked in many areas from head specialist surgical nurse to the manager of the emergency department of the renowned Veterinary Specialist Centre.

Jules is also a qualified cat psychologist obtaining her diploma in advance feline behaviour.

Jules also has a deep passion for animal welfare & animal rights and has recently become an advocate for Oscar’s Law, promoting the need to rescue animals. Over the years she has rescued many abandoned cats & dogs and cared for them in her own home. Her latest fur family of five have all been well rehabilitated and are now living the life of luxury along with her human baby! She spent several years working as a volunteer with her Border Collie as a pet therapy dog and also has a particular interest in tigers, donating generously to WWF sponsoring tigers.

After many years working in emergency, Jules nursed many cats who became sick after boarding in sub-standard facilities and so the concept of a luxury cat hotel started and Divine Creatures was created in 2010 with one aim in focus: to provide the very best care and accommodation away from home for our feline friends!

Silvi

[Cat Carer / Qualified Veterinary Nurse]

Silvi is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and has had many years of experience working in the Cat Boarding industry. She has also has 5 years experience working in animal shelters where she predominately cared for cats. Silvi moved over from Argentina three years ago and started working at Divine Creatures in September 2014. Silvi was such an exceptionally good cat carer that Divine Creatures offered her a work place sponsorship which allowed Silvi to stay in Australia and stay with us caring for our beloved feline guests.

She has grown up with a whole range of animals including cats of coarse! but also ducks, turtles, dogs, birds and bunnies!

Josh

 

[Cat TLC therapist & Qualified animal behaviorist]

Joshua graduated from his Cert IV Companion Animal Studies course in 2017 and previously completed Cert II in Animal Studies as well as multiple behavior and first aid qualifications at TAFE NSW.

He first started in the animal industry as a volunteer foster carer through multiple rescue agencies such as DCH, RSPCA, Well Pet Vets and AWL since 2013. Through foster caring at the Animal Welfare League Joshua started general volunteer work and soon after, acquired a job at the Animal Welfare League as an animal attendant and WHS officer.

Joshua started work at Divine Creatures in June 2017 and has loved every moment since, from cuddling cats to working with the wonderful staff and clients who frequent our establishment. He has a menagerie of his own including 6 cats, 3 dogs and even 7 rabbits as well as multiple foster kittens in need of socialization and rehabilitation.

He has a keen interest in animal behaviour and has worked with multiple trainers and behaviorists throughout the animal industry to better his understanding of behaviour. Joshua cannot wait to further his career through gaining more knowledge and education while at Divine Creatures, to better himself and his understanding of our little furry families of all shapes and sizes.

Lucy

[Supported Volunteer]

Lucy is another gorgeous supported volunteer at Divine Creatures and is also an absolute asset to our growing team. Her duties include vacuuming, mopping, folding the many piles of washing and giving cats some cuddles in the gym.

Dr Yvonne Van der Veek

DVM MANZCVS Emergency and Critical Care – [Affiliated Veterinarian]

From a very young age Yvonne always wanted to work with animals. After working as a veterinary nurse and animal care taker for a few years she ursues further studies and went to Vet school. After graduating from her veterinary degree from The University of Utrecht in 2000, Yvonne worked in general practice in the United Kingdom for 3 years. She moved to Australia in 2004 and worked in general practice for 4 years before venturing into Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. She currently works at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in North Ryde. Yvonne is also passionate about teaching and is involved with the training of veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Yvonne lives in the Blue Mountains with her husband, her 2 adorable cats Jip and Janneke ( who do not like having their picture taken) and a beautiful Kelpie X called Bow.

Monique

[Manager]

Monique comes with a wealth of experience in HR and management. She is the manager here at Divine Creatures and takes care of all our administration as well as ensures that our clients are well cared for and receive a service of excellence.

Monique has two beautiful, chocolate & Lilia Burmese cats, Ritzy & Crackers who has been the loves of her life for the last four years

Kate

[Cattery superintendent / Qualified Veterinary Nurse]

Kate has always had a true love for being around animals, from a young age she knew she wanted to work with and for them. Kate completed my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014 and worked as a Vet Nurse in a general veterinary practice as well as an Animal Attendant at an animal specialist hospital.Her passion for animals even took Kate as far as Namibia in South Africa to work as a volunteer amongst injured and orphaned wildlife – traveling around the world and experiencing different animals in their own environments is at the top of her to do list!

Kate has been a foster parent to a number of cats and kittens, which is how she came across her own fur baby Henry, the one kitten she just had to keep!! He is now three years old and keeps her laughing every single day. Kate started working at Divine Creatures in 2016. As the Cattery supervisor Kate keeps the wheels turning and the stock levels stock up! She triages every resort guests and ensures that every cat is treated as an individual with personalized care. As our senior TLC therapist Kate enjoys this aspect of the job the most, “Providing cuddles and winning scared cats who have had a bad boarding experience elsewhere is the highlight of the position”

 

Aimee

[Cat Carer]

Aimee started at Divine Creatures in June 2018 as a volunteer and quickly got offered a position as she absolutely loves cats! Her passion is extraordinary and every cat is lucky to have Aimee as their professional cuddler!

Jess

[Cat Carer]

Jess is a 3rd year veterinary student and started at Divine Creatures in October 2018

She has three cats of her own

Emily

[Supported Volunteer]

Emily is a supported volunteer at Divine Creatures. We pride ourselves on equal opportunities in the work place and Emily is an absolute asset to our growing team. Her duties include vacuuming, mopping, folding the many piles of washing and giving cats some cuddles in the gym. Her carer Tara, is also an extremely valuable member of Divine Creatures team and brings offer beautiful nurturing and love to our felines