Our Veterinarians

The Apollo North Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. We are proudly serving the Glendale area. At Apollo North Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Terry Silkman, DVM

Dr. Silkman was born and raised in the small eastern Colorado farming community of Burlington. The love of agriculture and animal care lead to his first degree in Farm and Ranch Management and a seven year career in production agriculture. Dr. Silkman returned to Colorado State University in 1984 intent on completion of the requirements for admission to the DVM program at the University.

He graduated, Magna Cum Laude, in 1990 and began his veterinary medical career at Country Veterinary Clinic in Live Oak, CA. Through the several years of mixed animal veterinary practice Dr. Silkman became more involved and more interested in companion animal medicine and surgery. The desire to do more to enhance the quality of life of pets and to pursue excellence in medicine lead to the move to Salt Lake City to join the staff of Cottonwood Animal Hospital in 1993. During the six years at Cottonwood Dr. Silkman added joint replacement, endoscopy, and neurosurgery skills to the repertoire of services offered.

In 1999, Dr. Silkman opened Jordan River Animal Hospital as a 24 hour-a-day pet care facility. He built a practice of total medical, surgical, behavioral, and emergency care capability, as well as laser therapy and stem cell therapy. Veterinary Centers of America purchased Jordan River Animal Hospital in 2015; however, Dr. Silkman stayed onboard and served as Medical Director until June 2018.

Dr. Silkman and his wife Cris have moved to Arizona to fulfill his promise of a warmer climate to her. They enjoy time with their 3 sons and daughters-in-law, 8 grandchildren, and a variety of family pets, traveling, philanthropy, reading, networking, and time with each other.


Adele Murad, DVM

Dr. Adele Murad graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September 2015. She completed her clinical year at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, IL. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Arizona in 2011. Dr. Adele has a strong interest in primary care, small animal medicine, and shelter medicine. Currently her fur family consists of a border collie/ black lab rescue, named Birdee, and a habitually jealous rooster, named Peez. Dr. Adele has been an Arizona resident since 1997, and in her free time she enjoys hiking, running, church activities, and spending time with friends and family.