While it may be just a piece of fabric to someone else, to Shawn, it’s a tailored ottoman, an antique chaise, or the perfect pink chair for a child’s nursery. The creativity to see beyond a bolt of linen or wool comes naturally to Shawn, who can turn a tattered garage sale find into a work of art. Her gift for furniture upholstery is matched only by her talent for filling a jar with luscious homemade lip balms and creams that can soothe your skin in even the harshest New Brunswick winters. While her artistic juices are always flowing, she is forthright about her first love, which has been – and still is – her 18 years and counting at Valley Vet. She’s the voice on the other end of the phone, whose sensitivity and knowledge transcends air waves, ensuring people know immediately that they’re in good hands.