Dr. Thomas Silberhorn
Owner and Chief of Staff
A graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Thomas Silberhorn received his DVM degree in 1971. As a student at Iowa State, Dr. Silberhorn excelled in both his clinical as well as his academic courses. For four years, he was a member of Phi Zeta and Sigma Delta, the Veterinary Honor Societies. After veterinary school, Dr. Silberhorn completed a surgical internship at Purdue University in Indiana.
Dr. Silberhorn has deep roots in the Norton community. As a veterinarian for more than 40 years, he has spent all but 3 at Norton Animal Hospital. Along with his veterinary career, Dr. Silberhorn has served on the Board of Directors of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce and the Church Council of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Some of Dr. Silberhorn’s veterinary interests include behavior, exotic animal medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, advanced dentistry, and complementary and alternative medicine. He has attended and completed several advanced education courses in these fields.
Dr. Silberhorn is married to Nichole, and together they have 3 children (Christian, Andrew, and Khelsey), and 6 cats. His hobbies include landscaping, gardening, photography, kayaking, hiking and scuba diving. Most of all, he particularly enjoys traveling with his family.