Our mission is to provide a first class, 6 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. Divine Creatures also provides an ‘A’ grade boutique pet store for the most discerning pet owners. All this is made possible through the support of our animal loving, passionate and highly skilled staff.
“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
Jules dos Santos
Founding Owner / Veterinary Nurse & Cat Psychologist
Growing up with animals, Jules’ passion for animals began when she was a toddler! Desperate to work with animals, she volenteered at her local veterinary hospital when she was just 14 years old. In 1998 she moved to Australia from the UK and continued dedicating her life to animals, qualifying as a veterinary nurse shortly after. Starting her career as a GP nurse and later became the head specialist surgical nurse at a surgical specialist center. Jules found her love in emergency and critical care nursing in 2003 where she later became 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 and cat psychology. 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 as well as many animal charity groups After many years working in emergency, Jules nursed many cats who became sick after boarding in sub-standard facilities. It was evident that the stands were appauling 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!
In 2020 Jules excellence in Cat Boarding was recognizedby the Pet Industry Association and was appointed at the Director for Boarding and Pet Care Services for the Pet Industry Association. She hopes to use her term in the association to raise the standards of pet boarding and pet care services across Australia
Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Originally from England, Kristian qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014 and brings more than 7 years experience with her to Divine Creatures.
She is Feline Fear Free Certified and loves utilising that knowledge when caring for our guests.She is proud to be a veterinary nurse and also has a naughty torti tabby cat called Pip Squeak who has kindly taught her many things about cat behaviour, environmental enrichment, and weight management.
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
Cattery attendant and Cat Carer
Priscilla is currently studying to be a veterinary nurse. After fostering 2 stray kittens in her dorm room last year, she decided to follow her passion and change career paths into the animal care industry. Priscilla is a dedicated person and does her absolute best to ensure every animal is loved and cared for. Her love for animals goes beyond the moon and back which shines through in her care and attention both at and outside of work.
‘Having completed her Cert 2 in Animal Studies through Taronga Training Institute Beth has joined the team here at Divine Creatures whilst continuing her education and is currently enrolled on her Cert 3 in Companion Animal Services.
Beth has a particular interest in animal care, enrichment and encouragement of natural animal behaviours which led Beth to join us here at Divine creatures.
Beth often attends short courses to further her knowledge within the animal industry recently gaining attainments in natural therapies and animal massage, feline behaviour and advanced canine behaviour. She plans on attending more courses to further her knowledge in the industry.
She is a big advocate of animal charities and has fostered a number of cats over the past year helping our feline friends find their forever homes, the wonderful Bella pictured with Beth was her first foster and ended up joining her family home as she couldn’t let her go!’
Dr Yvonne Van der Veek DVM MANZCVS
Emergency and Critical Care
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 pursues 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.
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”
Qualified Veterinary Nurse!
Briony is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and started at Divine Creatures a year ago.
She has a love for all animals and is exceptionally good at caring for cats on a nurturing level, grooming, cleaning and of course cuddling!
Beautiful Laura starting volunteering with us in 2013.
We pride ourselves on equal opportunities in the work place and Laura 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
Cat Hotel Concierge/Cat Cuddler
When Rose first set eyes on her rescue kitten as a young child she was fascinated with felines. She read books about cats, watched movies about cats, dressed up as a cat and had countless cat related accessories and toys.
After school, Rose completed a Bachelor of Communications at university but in 2016 decided that the calling towards an animal-based career was stronger than comms. This led to completing a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies and a role in a veterinary hospital.
As the years progressed Rose transitioned again, this time to the travel industry and a role with a different kind of cat obsession.
Before joining Divine Creatures, Rose organized 5* luxury safaris all over Africa so she could share the incredible experience of witnessing a big cat in the wild with others.
Rose has a fur family of four at home and a genuine love for all animals big and small. As Cat Hotel Concierge she looks forward to meeting each hotel guest and making sure they have a holiday to remember 😊