Artemis the service dog to graduate from Patrick Henry Community College on Saturday

Artemis graduating with her owner, student Jonathan Shauberger

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter

HENRY COUNTY, Va. - Patrick Henry Community College students won't be the only graduates receiving degrees at the college's graduation Saturday.

Artemis the service dog will also be receiving a degree.

Artemis belongs to student Jonathan Shauberger

Shauberger is graduating with a general studies degree with an emphasis in information technology.

He suffers from brain damage as a result of a car crash and says Artemis helps lower his anxiety level and be more social.

He says he wouldn't be graduating without her.

"From what I understand, she's the first dog to graduate from (Patrick Henry Community College), so it's exciting for both, to know that, 'Hey, she has a degree, too,'" Shauberger said.

He now plans to go to Longwood University and he says Artemis will stay with him.

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