It took him 3 minutes to get out of the carrier at the vet. The car ride was the most traumatic part of the ordeal, or at least the part where he whined the most. I had more problems with the rabies shot than he did. (The vet didn't make me look, thank god)
He's in relatively good health. I was worried about the weight, but since I'm switching him to a diet that's more wet-food based (after I move, I can't deal with doing that NOW) that won't be an issue. (Apparently, cats actually tend to loose weight when you switch them to wet food 'cause there are less fillers, sugars, and perservatives than in dry food. Also, I'll be switching his brand of dry food again, but not until I move.) The only issue was some dental stuff, which is getting taken care of next Tuesday. Then I get to start brushing his teeth!
Monster was so well behaved that the vet said that if I decided I couldn't handle him that he would take him. Personally.
Man, I am so relieved!