Our Team


Simone    |    Orthoptist

Simone is the resident Orthoptist at Dr Ferdinands' practice.   After graduating with a degree in Orthoptics and Ophthalmic  science from La Trobe University in 2011, she moved down to the Bellarine to live permanently. 


Patients will usually see Simone before Dr Ferdinands, when she will test vision, check glasses and perform any necessary scans. 


When she's not at work you will find Simone in her veggie garden or riding her horse.


Laura   |    Reception

Laura has worked in medical reception for many years and has a strong background in administrative information technology.  She particularly enjoys getting to know the regular patients.

Outside of work Laura enjoys being outdoors with her family, spending time at the beach camping, bike riding with her kids and trying to keep the garden alive!


Vesna  |    Reception

Vesna's many years of working in Medical Administration  began after she completed a Diploma in Business. She really enjoys interacting with all kinds of people and can speak Croatian and German fluently.

When not at work, Vesna enjoys family holidays to Europe (pre-Covid!) with her husband and two kids. Her hobbies include photography, cooking and yoga.