"With PTSD and the brain injury I sustained [while serving in Iraq], it's almost like permanently being in a rut," Boyd said. Before Veronica, his anxiety was so severe that he struggled to sleep or eat.
"I didn't trust people," he admitted. "But I found a deeper meaning with Veronica."
Boyd worked with a certification program to get Veronica trained as an emotional support dog. She follows him, Boyd said, so he can stop looking back in fear.