Our Doctors


Christopher Hussion, DVM

Dr. Chris Hussion graduated from high school in Winchester, VA and moved to Missouri where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Missouri Southern State College. His Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree was completed at the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine at Columbia in 1991. Prior to joining Old Mill he practiced in Falls Church, VA and in Miami, OK. He is current member of the AVMA, VVMA (where serves as a board member), and LCVMA. He resides in Charles Town, WV with his wife and their two Cavaliers, Ryder and Charlee. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf.


Jessica Plant, DVM

Dr. Jessica Plant is originally from Syracuse, NY where she received her Bachelor’s degree at Cornell University in 1996. After pursuing graduate work in dolphin and primate behavior at UNC Wilmington and The University of Michigan, she returned to her New York roots to attend Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2004. Dr. Plant currently resides in Leesburg, VA with her daughter and two cats Sir Paddington Snobbingsworth and Miss Penelope Fidgerton. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, decorating, crafting crazy birthday parties for her daughter and over the top Halloween experiences for her neighborhood to enjoy. Dr. Plant has a special interest in oncology, feline medicine and internal medicine.


Judy Bardsley, DVM

Dr. Judy Bardsley grew up on the east coast in a military family. She graduated from high school in Northern VA. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Delaware. After a year working with wildlife, Dr. Bardsley entered Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1997. She has a special interest in family practice, internal medicine and exploring behavioral issues.

Dr. Bardsley lives in Western Loudoun with her Golden Retriever and teenage boys. Outside of work, Dr. Bardsley volunteers with Scouting and enjoys spending time on hiking paths, rivers and running trails.


Paige Bornkamp, MVB

Dr. Paige Bornkamp was raised in the Pacific Northwest before moving during high school to Virginia Beach. She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina where she earned a BS in Biology. After graduation, her love of travel and horses took her to Mongolia for a summer veterinary volunteer placement. While living in a ger and drinking fermented mare’s milk, she met her future husband, a Dutchman. In order to be together, Dr. Bornkamp moved to Europe and attended the Veterinary College of Ireland at the University College of Dublin. She graduated with her veterinary degree in 2015 and has since been back in Virginia practicing small animal medicine.

Dr. Bornkamp currently lives in Leesburg with her husband and their two children. They have a pug x Jack Russell and a Siamese mix. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative care, and dentistry. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking, wineries, baking, and traveling.


Phillip Washington, DVM

Dr. Washington is a native of western Loudoun County. He had experience in veterinary medicine from an early age. His father, Dr George Washington, was a large animal practitioner for over 50 years. Dr. Washington (son) grew up in and around many of Loudoun’s family farms while riding with his father after school and on weekends. This instilled the love for veterinary medicine. Dr. Washington graduated from the college of veterinary medicine at Virginia Tech in 1999. He was fortunate to be able join his father’s mixed animal practice after graduation. After 14 years, and his father’s retirement, Dr. Washington shifted to exclusively small animal practice. During Dr. Washington’s varied career, he has literally taken care of everything from Guinea pigs to water buffalo. Dr. Washington enjoys dental and general surgery as well as practicing high quality internal medicine. At home, he likes to spend time with his wife, two daughters, two sons, three dogs, and two cats. For the past 33 years Dr. Washington has enjoyed participating in living history in his spare time.

Dr. Erika Mikulanecz

Erika Mikulanecz, DVM

Before starting her professional career as a veterinarian, Dr. Mikulanecz attended Lincoln Memorial University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mikulanecz’s favorite aspects of working in veterinary medicine include improving the quality of life for pets, practicing gold-standard medicine, and helping pets and their owners through scary and uncertain situations!

When Dr. Mikulanecz is not at OMVH with your furry family members, she enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring D.C., D.C. restaurants and wineries, and spending time with her Husband and two shih tzus, Cruise and Posey.

Emily Koemeter-Cox

Dr. Emily Koemeter-Cox grew up in a suburb right outside Philadelphia (“Go Birds!”) and went to undergrad at University of Maryland. Before heading to vet school, she worked for several years as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in D.C. and then worked for Prince William County as a professional Firefighter/EMT-B for a couple of years.

Dr. Cox graduated from vet school at Tufts University and completed advanced training as a rotating intern at Friendship Hospital for Animals in D.C. Before coming to Old Mill, she worked as an ER veterinarian. She lives in Purcellville with her husband, 2 dogs (Tater – a basset hound mix, Wally – a bloodhound), cat (Miss Piggy), goats (Bert, Ernie, Cookie), and chickens (“Larry and the ladies”).

When she’s not at work or caring for the menagerie at home, she enjoys crossfit/olympic weightlifting, watching an Eagles game, or hitting a local winery/restaurant with her husband and friends.

Orthopedic Specialist & Lazar Veterinary Surgery


Tibor Lazar, DVM

Dr. Lazar is a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon who, when needed, provides orthopedic and complex soft tissue surgeries at our hospital. This allows our patients and clients to receive these procedures while retaining pre-surgical and post-surgical care and follow-up with our OMVH team. Dr. Lazar grew up in Fairfax County, graduated from Robinson High School in 1987, and received his BA in biology at the University of Virginia in 1991. He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following a year of private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Lazar moved to Maitland, Florida, and spent four years in a small animal surgery internship and residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. In 2003, he earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Since 2002, Dr. Lazar has focused on small animal specialty surgery in Northern Virginia. He lives in Reston with his wife, two sons and a plethora of pets including dogs, cats, birds, snakes, and fish. To learn more about Dr. Lazar and his services visit http://lazarveterinarysurgery.com