After graduating from Melbourne University in 1981, Simon worked in mixed practice in Mildura and Broken Hill, gaining wide and varied experiences. In 1985, he moved back to Melbourne to a small animal practice before purchasing the Berwick Veterinary Hospital with Geoff. Berwick is held in special regard by Simon as many of his relatives hail from this district, and are commemorated on honour boards for WWI and local institutions such as the Berwick Bush hospital.
During the last two decades, Simon and Geoff have strived to develop a first class veterinary hospital that has continued to grow and improve. Simon has professional interests in surgery and radiology, recently achieving certification as a PennHip member. He is an academic associate for the veterinary schools at the University of Melbourne and University of Sydney. As befits a family with four children, Simon has many pets, but his two poodles, Mocha and Gypsy, are his favourites.