Cat Advice

Given that Pancake is going to be pretty ticked off at his first vet visit, does it make sense to take him for an uneventful ride in his carrier at some point (and perhaps, periodically) so that he doesn’t associate the carrier with eeeeeeevil? Or is the carrier doomed to be associated with eeeeeevil no matter what I do?

This question arises because I want to get him established at my vet before we go to Hawaii, just in case something happens while we’re gone. He’s current on shots; the shelter takes care of that before they hand over the kitty.