I can only tell you that if you have Betsy's book, and an exotic vet who works on pocket pets - you should be fine. Just insist on vet wrap. My vet had done all kinds of critters, including guinea pigs - but my trio were his first pds. They were fine. I was in worse shape than them because I was so worried about them.
It's a personal choice - but better than watching your adorable love bug turn into an evil biting screaming witch. I've seen Andrea's go into runt, and they are nasty. My trio are three years old, and have been angels the whole time.
Dallas, Houston & Peanut the Prairie Dogs
Gypsy & Amber the Satos
Apache, Amigo, Max, and Morgan the Kitties
Scooter, Annie, Buttercup & Squeaky the Guinea Pigs
Mocha & Latte the Rat A Tats