Ann Carpenter, Ria R. Ghai, Joy Gary, Jana M. Ritter, Francisco R. Carvallo, Diego G. Diel, Mathias Martins, Julia Murphy, Betsy Schroeder, Kevin Brightbill, Deepanker Tewari, Lore Boger, Julie Gabel, Robert Cobb, Janemarie Hennebelle, James B. Stanton, Kathryn McCullough, Yung-Yi C. Mosley, Hemant K. Naikare, Rachel Radcliffe, Boyd Parr, Gary Balsamo, Brent Robbins, David Smith, Sally Slavinski, Carl Williams, Doug Meckes, Dee Jones, Tony Frazier, Kelley Steury, Jane Rooney, Mia Torchetti, Natalie Wendling, Dustin Currie, Casey Barton Behravesh, and Ryan M. Wallace have published "Determining the role of natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in the death of domestic pets: 10 cases (2020–2021)" in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

This report provides the global community with a standardized process for directing case investigations, determining the necessity of certain diagnostic procedures, and determining the clinical significance of SARS-CoV-2 infections in animals with fatal outcomes and provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can, in rare circumstances, cause or contribute to death in pets.

Carvallo is associate professor of veterinary pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.