De facto Diplomates
A “de facto” Diplomate (herein after referred to as DF-Diplomate) is a Founding Diplomate that is appointed by the Interim Executive Committee. DF-recognised Diplomates are not required to submit to examination to become a Diplomate but they are expected to contribute to the running of the College and the training of residents. Recognition of a small number of de facto Diplomates is possible up to five years after EBVS granted provisional recognition ECVM (14/4/2016), i.e. until the 30th of April 2021.