UNM Children’s Hospital gets first service dog

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The newest employee at UNM Hospital is tasked with easing anxiety in the hospital’s youngest patients.

Choco is the first of her kind in the state – a dedicated service dog for the UNM Children’s Hospital.

UNM Hospital has been working on getting a facility dog for several years now. It was made possible through a grant from PetSmart Charities.

Officials said Choco’s siblings are also service dogs, including her sister, Jellybean, who works in Kansas City.

Click on the video above to see Choco in action.